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Environmental law group says pollution of groundwater on the rise in recent decades

Ontario, Quebec, Alberta the worst


April 28, 2022
By Ground Water Canada

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A Canadian Environmental Law Association review suggests both groundwater and the air are experiencing significant upticks in pollution in recent decades from more than 40 highly toxic chemicals. The toxins, which include asbestos, arsenic and benzene, are the result of waste from mining operations, factors and other industrial projects. The review found that waste entering waterways has notably increased in Ontario, Quebec and Alberta. The National Observer report | READ MORE