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Published on: 9 Jul 2010 By

Inco to pay $36 million in Port Colborne class action

Inco has been ordered to pay $36 million to past and present property owners in Port Colborne,  for lost property value due to historic nickel contamination. None of the contamination occurred after 1984, and Inco complied with all applicable laws during the operation of its refinery. Nevert…

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Published on: 9 Jul 2010 By

Contaminated sites: which cleanup standards?

More stringent cleanup standards for contaminated sites will come into effect July 1, 2011, under 2009 amendments to Regulation 153/04.  Some property owners with ongoing cleanups may prefer to use the old numbers, i.e. the “March 9, 2004 Soil, Ground Water and Sediment Standards” (“2004 sta…

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