Via Change.org and the American Indian Law Alliance:
Onondaga Lake, near Syracuse, NY, was once beautiful and healthy. It is culturally and spiritually important to the Haudenosaunee (also known as the Iroquois or Six Nations): their confederacy was founded on its shores over 1000 years ago. The lake later became home to resorts and a robust fishery that provided the delicacy of Onondaga Lake whitefish to expensive restaurants in NYC. It was a desirable place to be.
People should be able to drink the water, eat the fish, swim, and walk Onondaga Lake’s shores without worry. We want our children to be able to enjoy Onondaga Lake without health concerns. The toxic “black goo” and other industrial waste being left around and at the bottom of the lake prevents this future, while Honeywell is spending millions to convince the public they’ve done enough to clean up the lake. We want a better future for Onondaga Lake.