Tonawanda News — It is proof, too, that the system works. Citizens petitioned their government for a redress of grievances. Aided by a committed Fifth Estate — we’ve spent untold barrels of ink on this story for now close to a decade — that showed the power of a free press, government officials were left no alternative but to act. When they did, the response was swift, the investigation fair and a jury of peers judged Tonawanda Coke guilty of nearly all the allegations made.
Now, thanks to the judge’s ruling, residents will be able to see doctors and get the answers they deserve about what role Tonawanda Coke has played in affecting their health and quality of life.
Yes, Wednesday was a satisfying day.
Let’s all take a breath — and know when we do, the air we’re breathing is cleaner than it was when we started.