June 9: Contaminated Sites Program Report Released

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The government released the 2016 report on the Crown Contaminated Sites Program, which details work it has done over the past two years to investigate and clean up contaminated sites resulting from historical industrial activities where responsibility defaulted to the province. The program has investigated 84 sites, including 18 sites where remediation is complete and 16 sites where investigation and remediation is ongoing. Most of the sites, including mine sites, reviewed by this program were active before modern environmental standards were in place.