Harper Government Announces Funding for Lake Simcoe and South Eastern Georgian Bay Clean-Up Projects

JACKSON’S POINT, Ont. — January 7, 2013 — Today, the Honourable Peter Van Loan, Member of Parliament for York-Simcoe, on behalf of the Honourable Peter Kent, Canada’s Environment Minister, announced that funding is available for clean-up projects through the Lake Simcoe/South-eastern Georgian Bay Clean-Up Fund. The five-year $29 million fund aims torestore the ecological health of Lake Simcoe and South-eastern Georgian Bay and improve water quality for the residents and wildlife of the region. “Lake Simcoe and South-eastern Georgian Bay are important natural resources, vital sources of drinking water, and…

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EPA to remove mercury from bottom of Pompton Lake in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey

New York, N.Y. / December 19, 2012 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced its plan to remove mercury contamination from the sediment of the Acid Brook Delta of Pompton Lake in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey to levels that meet stringent standards to protect people’s health and the environment. The plan will go into effect as a modification of a permit, which legally requires the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Inc. to fund and perform the work. Under the permit modification, the EPA will require DuPont to…

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Harper Government Announces Funding to Clean Up Randle Reef in Hamilton Harbour

HAMILTON, Ont. – December 19, 2012 – The Honourable Peter Kent, Minister of the Environment, yesterday confirmed the Government of Canada’s funding to clean up contaminated sediment at Randle Reef in Hamilton Harbour. Environment Canada will lead the Randle Reef Contaminated Sediment Remediation Project in partnership with the Province of Ontario, the City of Hamilton, the Hamilton Port Authority, U. S. Steel Canada, the City of Burlington, and the Regional Municipality of Halton. “The Harper Government is strongly committed to ensuring clean, safe, sustainable water quality for present and future…

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