TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) – Amigone Funeral Home’s fight to reopen its crematory in a town of Tonawanda neighborhood is set to move forward Tuesday with a hearing in state Supreme Court.
The crematory has been closed for about four years. It was shut down amid pressure from the state Attorney General and the DEC, as well as complaints from neighbors about the smell, fumes, and ash that came out of the smokestack.
Amigone attempted to reopen its crematory operations a couple years ago, and said it was going to use one of the best filtration systems in the state, but that attempt was blocked. Amigone also tried to open a crematory in a less populated neighborhood, but that, too, was rejected.
Then, earlier this year, a judge cleared the way for Amigone to reopen its crematory at its Sheridan Drive location.
Still, the fight against it continues.
The case is scheduled to go before Supreme Court Justice Jeanette Ogden at 2 p.m. Tuesday.