Discharge creates foul-smelling black water in Niagara River

From the Niagara Falls Review: Water near the base of Niagara Falls turned an alarming shade of black before tourists’ eyes Saturday afternoon following a foul-smelling discharge from a wastewater treatment plant on the U.S. side. The Niagara Falls Water Board, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., said Saturday’s discharge was part of routine maintenance of one…

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Tightrope walk, gay weddings, casinos? Niagara Falls open to anything for economy’s sake

From the Associated Pres (via Canada.com): In recent years, Niagara Falls has thrown open its doors to casino gambling, gay weddings and a tightrope walk that, until laws were relaxed, would have meant arrest. It even briefly considered taking in toxic wastewater from hydraulic fracturing… With its spectacular natural wonder — the famous waterfall that…

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