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Recreation, education, and the occupation


The burnt red smokestacks of the Huntley Generating Station dominate the town of Tonawanda's horizon and occupy one third of riverside real estate. At once, this toxically bewitching, coal-burning power plant is the largest local polluter of noxious exhaust and the principal funder of the Kenmore-Tonawanda School District. In my visual study, I seek to contextualize the bleak outlook of this industrial site. Considering the highly publicized "dramatic decline in profitability" of Huntley, there is a moral crisis at hand: how fast can we identify a solution to the site's future that protects and preserves our neighbors' mental, physical, and financial well-being?


For more from this series and to learn more about the shifting role of the Huntley Generating Station in the town of Tonawanda, visit cacwny.org.


Special thanks to Erin H. and Rebecca N. from the Clean Air Coalition and Peter S. from the Kenmore Teachers Association for sharing your knowledge. 

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