Government lab’s chemical spills went unreported to pollution hotline
Ottawa Citizen

By Tom Spears, Ottawa Citizen, November 14, 2016

The National Research Council didn’t reveal ongoing chemical spills to the government spills hotline after it discovered chemical contamination around its National Fire Lab.

And the Citizen has learned Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change is making no move to lay pollution charges in the case.

Years of experiments with firefighting foam spread chemicals into the ground and a creek, and from there they seeped into the lab’s well water and the wells of neighbouring private homes.

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