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Walkerton tragedy of 2000 prompted new approach for protecting Ontario’s drinking water

Tragedy left seven dead and made about 2,300 sick

May 22, 2024  By Ground Water Canada



Walkerton, Ont. – Twenty-four years have passed since the Walkerton tragedy which prompted a new approach toward ensuring the safety and sustainability of Ontario’s drinking water. The tragedy of 2000 left seven people dead and caused more than 2,300 others to become seriously ill. To read a recap of the event and the way the province has since moved forward, click here.


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