519 672 2121
Close mobile menu
Published on: 10 Apr 2012 By

50 years of mercury pollution: Grassy Narrows

Fifty years ago last month, in March 1962, Dryden Chemicals began dumping an estimated 10 metric tonnes of mercury into the Wabigoon River, contaminating the fish which formed the  subsistence and economy of three Indigenous communities Asubpeeschoseewagong (Grassy Narrows), Wabaseemoong (Wh…

Continue reading the post titled 50 years of mercury pollution: Grassy Narrows
Published on: 4 Apr 2012 By

Provincial budget: environmental fees going up more

Here are some excerpts from last week’s Ontario provincial budget, promising further increases in fees relating to the environment. Contaminated sites fees, water taking charges, fees for environmental compliance approvals and for hazardous waste will all go up by almost $10 million. T…

Continue reading the post titled Provincial budget: environmental fees going up more
Published on: 28 Mar 2012 By

Mine or hauler: Who's responsible for Waste PCB Oil?

In Enviro West Inc. v. Copper Mountain Mining Corp. a waste hauler was hired to remove waste oil from a transformer at a mine. Despite several oral and written warnings, the hauler didn’t realize the oil was heavily contaminated with PCBs. As a result, the hauler mixed the PCBs with ot…

Continue reading the post titled Mine or hauler: Who's responsible for Waste PCB Oil?