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Deadline to seek compensation for tainted water supply at Canadian military base fast approaching

Degreasing agent said to be cancer causing

January 11, 2023  By Ground Water Canada

Federal opposition parties are urging Ottawa not to block an extension application that would allow military families stationed at CFB Valcartier in Quebec to seek compensation for years-long tainted water. The deadline to seek compensation is Jan. 15. A degreasing agent called trichloroethylene (TCE) leached into the local water table for decades. The agent, used at a nearby ammunition factory, is believed to cause cancer. CBC News report | READ MORE

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