Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Residents in a South Buffalo neighborhood had an unpleasant surprise last week. The snow covering their streets, lawns, and houses was pink instead of white. This pinkish tinge is suspected to be the result of contamination from a nearby chemical plant being demolished. Air quality testing and chemical tests to determine the identity of the red compound are currently underway. But it is expected to be red dye 40, a commonly used food coloring dye, which was being manufactured by the plant. Don't you totally love how we always have to find out whether these things are safe AFTER the fact?
Photo via Charles Lewis/Buffalo News