NRC contamination leaves legal haze, says environmental commissioner
Ottawa Citizen

By Tom Spears, Ottawa Citizen, November 14, 2016

A federal lab admits its chemicals escaped into the ground and into well water nearby. Just another chemical spill, right?

Not so fast, says Ontario’s environmental commissioner. Dianne Saxe sees legal grey areas in the case of the National Research Council, the firefighting chemicals, and the water of Mississippi Mills. The NRC’s National Fire Lab conducted years of experiments with the chemicals, which ended up in the lab’s well water as well as the wells of neighbouring private homes.

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