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NET NIT – Another take on pollution statistics

We must not overlook multiple small sources of pollution, writes John Pursel of Wasaga Beach, Ontario. "I'm from Sa...



We must not overlook multiple small sources of pollution, writes John Pursel of Wasaga Beach, Ontario. “I’m from Sarnia, which is considered the cancer capital of Canada. It is called petroleum air disease. This is an insidious affliction that comes to those who work or worked in the plants and those who have nothing to do with the plants but live in Sarnia. So to point a great big finger at a great big stack [belonging to Inco in Sudbury] and say this is a big polluter is totally wrong. It is not the great big stack that hurts; it is the many small stacks that do. In a petroleum place there are a whole bunch of these. So to point at a single source is to ignore the multitude of small sources most of which have absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with our mining industry but are far worse.”


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