This is another example of greed getting in the way of common sense. Even if the city new what was being sold, the people did not seem to understand what they were in for. Here is an interesting primary source article I found from the EPA web site: http://www.epa.gov/history/topics/lovecanal/01.html Although the article is obviously inflammatory, it does have a point. The people who moved to the Love Canal area did not seem to understand the danger. While there might not have been misrepresentation on the part of the sellers, it does not seem as though the end buyers, the families that moved into those homes, knew what was going on.