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Decontamination of Elmira’s aquifer still has a long way to go before standards are met

Contamination originated 30 years ago

May 5, 2023  By Ground Water Canada

Elmira, Ont. – The decontamination of the town’s aquifer is still a long way from meeting drinking water standards even though improvements are being made. The contaminants were discovered more than three decades ago, and the plume of Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) and chlorobenzene.contamination has decreased in size by about 60 per cent over the past 30 years. Elmira has been getting its water piped in from nearby Waterloo since the contamination was first discovered. The Observer report | READ MORE

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