Today we bring you several news reports, articles, and video pertaining to a crematory in New York state that last week had black smoke billowing from its cremation stack. The funeral home, and its crematory, are located in Tonawanda, New York, and according to some of the articles, this is not the first time that neighbors have rallied against the establishment.
Funeral Director Daily take: One of the first things a funeral home would seem to want is good relations with its neighbors. We don’t know what has caused, what appears to be ill feeling between the neighbors and the funeral home over the years, but do believe that not having good relations with nearby property owners would be a real detriment to operating a funeral home, crematory, or any other business.
- Neighbors concerned about black smoke from crematory. WKBW Buffalo (NY)
- Residents outraged DEC, investigating black smoke at Tonawanda crematory. Video and article. WIBV 4 (NY)
- Sheridan Park crematory responds after complaints of smoke on Wednesday. Spectrum News (NY)
- Assemblyman Ryan among those calling for action against Amigone Crematory. Spectrum News (NY)
- Call to suspend Amigone Crematory operating permit. WBEN (NY)
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