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Far more sewage has been spilled in Canadian urban centres over the last six years than any other harmful contaminant, newly released figures show.
An analysis by The Canadian Press reveals hundreds of millions of litres of sewage, as well as many other dangerous liquids, have been dumped right under Canadians' noses.
This never-before-released information has been kept in a classified government database called NEMISIS. The acronym stands for National Enforcement Management Information System and Intelligence System.
Federal enforcement officers use the database to go after polluters.
It took The Canadian Press two years and a complaint to the information commissioner to pry the data from Environment Canada under the Access to Information Act. The news agency then created its own spills database using the government information, which covers the period from January 2004 to this past April.
The analysis looked at spills in 18 cities and metropolitan areas across 10 provinces.
They include the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, and the cities of Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Hamilton, Windsor, Ont., Quebec City, Fredericton, Moncton, N.B., Saint John, N.B., Charlottetown, Halifax and St. John's, N.L.
The database lists 6,555 spills in those parts of the country since 2004. Some spills are minor, while others run over hundreds of millions of litres. The most frequently spilled contaminants are petroleum products. They account for 3,596 spills, or about 55 per cent of all entries.
Originally posted by gandhi
I was just in Toronto for my high school prom. It was on a boat, and the water was noticeably discolored in some parts.
Really fun city, but badly polluted in some parts. As i recall, illegal dumping of toxic wastes is a problem here.