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A Pembroke, Ont., company that wants to dilute radioactive water through the city sewer system and the Ottawa River is applying to have its operating licence renewed.
On Wednesday, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission held a public licence renewal hearing in Ottawa for SRB Technologies, whose operating licence expires on Nov. 30.
Great Lakes Water Bottling: Who's Counting??
The Nova Group's bulk water export proposal of 15.8 million US gallons per year in 1999 provided the impetus for Great Lakes governors and premiers to work on the Great Lakes Charter Annex. The Annex Agreement and Compact were signed last fall. But those agreements now allow billions of US gallons per year to be diverted out of the Great Lakes Basin - in bottles.
More than six years after the tainted water tragedy in Walkerton, Ont., most residents report improvements in their health, but researchers continue to find health complications.
Seven people died and more than 2,000 became sick after deadly E. coli bacteria contaminated the town's water in May 2000.