Toxic Sludge

Ontario Ministry of Environment continues to allow lab reports on hazardous wastes, sludges, contaminated soils from unaccredite


(Toronto) The Sierra Club of Canada wishes to congratulate the Hamilton Police Department for its work in obtaining a conviction for fraudulent lab results.  After three years of investigation, Fine Analysis Laboratories was convicted this week of providing fraudulent test results to its clients.  Hard work by the Hamilton police paid off as the judge ruled that the Fine Analysis Limited laboratory test results had been routinely deliberately and fraudulently falsified.

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Candidates Agree to Call for Paper Sludge Moratorium in Sludge Fight Ministry witholding and falsifying test results


Clarington, Ontario – A remarkable meeting took place at a rural meeting hall in Clarington during the run-up to the Ontario provincial election. All four provincial candidates agreed to call for a moratorium on the use of paper sludge to build huge berms at Ontario gun clubs.

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Rural residents concerned about SARS virus in Toronto sewage sludge


Toronto – The sewage sludge trucks that annually spread 75,000 wet tonnes of Toronto’s sewer solids may pose a risk of spreading SARS; a risk that is being explored by staff at the Ontario Ministry of Health.

Scientists have made progress in isolating and identifying the virus that causes SARS. It has been found in the sputum, feces, urine, and blood of affected patients.

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More evidence of environmental neglect: Septage pits overflowing


Middle River, Cape Breton – The Sierra Club of Canada - Atlantic Canada Chapter, today called on the three (provincial) political parties to do more to protect rural water supplies. The situation in Middle River is an all too familiar story to Nova Scotia environmentalists.

“Across the province we have seen increased problems in water quality from increased clear-cutting in watersheds, to lax management of dumps, sewage and other contaminants,” said Elizabeth May, Executive Director of Sierra Club of Canada.

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