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The smokestacks from Tonawanda Coke Corp. overlook a playground in Tonawanda, N.Y. Residents of the town near Buffalo say they've been breathing in toxic emissions from the plant.

It took five years of prodding before state regulators formally blamed Tonawanda Coke for the high levels of benzene and moved aggressively to enforce the Clean Air Act. Finally in 2009 the state, together with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, swooped down on the plant for a week-long surprise inspection. Read more»