TOWN OF TONAWANDA, New York (WIVB) – The state of New York has temporarily discontinued the crematorium at Amigone Funeral Home on Sheridan Road for violating air quality regulations.
This comes in just days Black smoke can be seen coming from the building During the day last week.
According to city superintendent Joseph Iminger, Amigone officials told DEC this was the result of burning larger objects back-to-back without giving enough time for the machines to cool.
City councilor Bill Conrad says this has been an issue that those who have lived near work have dealt with for decades – including the stench coming from the company. While he says he is grateful to have entered the country to temporarily close the place, he understands why these residents are willing to close this place permanently.
“The common comment you see on the comments page is that you lived there, you know what you got into. Well, the crematorium came after some of these residents bought their home. This is not something they bought for their home and suddenly they knew about it. This is something they bought their homes first and this is put in place. In secondary rank. “
Residents who have lived in the area for decades say they have dealt with this problem for a very long time.
Marley Toskis is a reporter who has been a part of the News 4 team since 2019. See more of her work Here.