Tonawanda News

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March 30, 2013

Score one for the little guys

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Tonawanda News — No amount of money will make whole the untold scores of people who lost years to battling disease and lived in fear of simply opening a window on a hot summer night. A prison term for Kamholz won’t help people whose own homes turned into prisons in an effort to ward off the toxic air lingering on their doorsteps.

We don’t know what dollar figure amounts to fair punishment for these crimes — but make no mistake, it’s a big one.

The real lesson here, though, is when used properly the system does work. A group of citizens petitioned their government for a redress of grievances. They got their day in court and the people won the day.

For that we can all breathe a huge — clean — sigh of relief.

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