Downtown section of Rideau Canal added to federal list of contaminated sites
CTV Ottawa News

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By Ted Raymond, CTV News Ottawa, November 2, 2017

Parks Canada says a section of the Rideau Canal is now on a federal list of contaminated sites.

This all stems from contaminated sediments found at the bottom the Canal between the Ottawa Locks and Bronson Street.

“Based on the test results, this section of the Rideau Canal in downtown Ottawa from the Ottawa Locks to Bronson Street is now being listed on the Federal Contaminated Sites Inventory,” Parks Canada said in an information bulletin Thursday. “As this stretch of the Rideau Canal has a long history of industrial use and is in the middle of a major urban area, and given that other parts of the Rideau Canal are already listed on the Federal Contaminated Sites inventory, finding contaminated sediment in this section of the Canal was not unexpected.”