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Published on: 12 Oct 2011 By

What will the new TCE health classification mean?

Now that the US EPA has classified TCE as a carcinogen, and dangerous at levels previously believed to be safe, what will happen to risk assessments and other regulatory decision-making in Ontario? Noted risk assessor, Brett Ibbotson, tells me that the new numbers are two to four times as st…

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Published on: 30 Sep 2011 By

Municipality can require waterfront greening to protect water

The St. Charles Lake provides half the potable water used by Québec City.  When nutrients from human activity began to create plagues of toxic bacteria, the City enacted a by-law requiring owners of lakefront property to put in 10-15 metre buffer zones comprised of trees, bushes and other pl…

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