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Vehicle pollution linked to some childhood cancers

UCLA research found a possible link in California between high exposure to vehicle emission pollution and three rare types of childhood cancers.


Tonawanda Coke: Guilty as charged

In only the second prosecution of its type in the nation, Tonawanda Coke and one of its managers is found guilty on most charges involving the release of toxic pollutants into a neighborhood that is suffering from high cancer rates. A report from WGRZ, including Dan Telvock of Investigative Post.


Buffalo Bills luxury suite for politicians

Gov. Cuomo’s administration gets a luxury suite at Buffalo Bills games in the deal to renovate Ralph Wilson Stadium for $130 million—three-quarters of which is state and Erie County funding. Empire State Development Corporation, a state economic development authority,  will control the suite “to show off Buffalo.”  A report in The New York Times.


Buffalo doctor made big money from drug companies

Dr. Sanjay Gupta made more than $500,000 from drug companies since 2009, according to a ProPublica database. He is a consulting psychiatrist at GreenField Health and Rehabilitation Center, according to his Linkedin account. This puts him in the top 22 of all doctors nationwide.


New York hydrofracking decision soon?

Health Commissioner Shah says he could have a decision to the governor in a few weeks on whether to allow hydraulic fracturing. Neither the governor nor Shah said they need to wait for the results of a study that will look at health histories of scores of people living near natural gas wells.


Peace Bridge duty free operators big political donors

The Florida-based owners of the duty free store on the Buffalo side of the Peace Bridge are big-time operators with more than 100 stores here and abroad. They’re also big-time donors to politicians in both the United States and Israel with contributions approaching $1.8 million, although none of the money has funneled into Western New York. […]


Niagara Falls Water Board considered treating hydrofracking waste

The practice of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas may not take place here in Western New York, but is the waste from it potentially headed this way? A report by the Niagara Gazette.


Concerns over City Hall spending

Investigative Post and WGRZ team up to report on Buffalo Comptroller Mark Schroeder’s concern, and Mayor Byron Brown’s response, over the continuing use of reserve funds to balance the city budget.