ONTARIO PLANS TO STIFFEN WATER POLLUTION RULES

Ontario proposes to impose more stringent water pollution standards on refineries to cut contaminant discharges by 30%. The measures, which the government of the Canadian province said are the toughest in North America, will cost industry about $57 million for abatement equipment and $8 million/year in operating costs. Draft regulations will be open for public comment for 60 days, then be phased in during 3 years.

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