Dec. 21: 41 Substances Added to Environmental Emergency Regulations

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Canada’s Environment Minister announced the addition of 41 unique substances to the Environmental Emergency Regulations, including styrene, an explosive chemical used to make polystyrene plastic containers, and ammonium nitrate, a fertilizer. Facilities that handle these substances at or above regulated quantities are required to develop environmental emergency (E2) plans, if they ‘re not already in place. (Click here for more information on E2 plans.)