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One legacy of British Columbia's past reliance on hazardous substances is widespread contamination of land.
This brief makes recommendations for improving Bill C-74, an Act to Amend the Fisheries Act and to Amend the Criminal Code in Consequence Thereof. The recommendations are summarized in the first part of the brief.
These comments on Draft 10 of the Pulp Mill and Pulp and Paper Mill Liquid Effluent Control Regulations are submitted on behalf of the attached list of 54 organizations and individuals concerned about pollution from pulp and paper mills.
This report is the third of a three part series on toxic contamination of land in British Columbia. Volume One identifies the key issues involved. Volume Two discusses the main principles governing liability for contaminated land in British Columbia today.
This report is the second of a three part series on toxic contamination of land in British Columbia. Volume I identifies the key issues involved. Volume III sets out a draft statute on prevention and clean-up of pollution.
We note that the explanatory note states, "the right of the individual to have his or her personal information ..." (emphasis added). The use of this non-sexist language is very welcome.
The B.C. Waste Management Act, SBC 1982, c. 41, as amended, (WMA), is the primary pollution control statute in British Columbia. It prohibits pollution generally, except pursuant to permits or other authorizations issued under the Act.
Toxic contamination issues are not a new problem. What is new is the widespread concern about toxic contamination among the general public, in business and in government.
A colouring book aimed at teaching ecological values to children. Reissued as an online publication in 2005.