That's not particulalry true. If it's nothing but solid waste then
there are not any issues.
If it's toxic materials then he is screwed, sort of. Would you rather
find out now that someone buried toxic materials under your house? Or
10 years later while you are watching your kid die of some strange
Overall, from 1979 to 1996, Love Canal residents got cancer at about the
same rate as people of similar age and sex in both Niagara County and in
upstate New York. These comparisons are based on the actual number of
cancers among the Love Canal residents (304 cancers) compared to the
number of cancers expected if they had the same cancer rates as Niagara
County (332) or upstate New York (325).
2005 study showed Love Canal residents died at the same overall rate as
other New Yorkers. Love Canal residents were diagnosed with slightly
less cancers than other New Yorkers, with some cancer sites being higher
and some lower. For example, bladder, kidney and lung cancers were
reported more often for Love Canal residents than others in New York.
More girls than boys were born to Love Canal women. In the general
population, typically more boys are born than girls. Women with
childhood exposures were more likely to have girl babies than women who
did not have childhood exposures. The reproductive message was somewhat
mixed. Low birth weight, prematurity and small for gestational age
occurred less often to Canal mothers than to upstate NY or Niagara
County women. Mothers that lived near the Canal during their pregnancy
were more likely to have a premature or small baby than mothers who had
moved off the Canal prior to their pregnancies.
People thought cybersex was a safe alternative,
until patients started presenting with sexually
That won't fly, the seller's disclosure would make that guy the one
holding the 'bag' for the problem! IOW he now knows, so he must disclose
it. The prior owner likely didn't know and therefore can't be held
liable in that case.
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