MEDIA RELEASE - CELA releases first map of Canadian airports and military bases
22 March 2023
MEDIA RELEASE CELA releases first map of Canadian airports and military bases contaminated by PFAS ‘forever chemicals’: Extent of drinking water contamination not known Wednesday March 22, 2023 Immediate Release Toronto (ON) - Today the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) released a map of Canadian military and airport sites that are known or suspected to be contaminated with Per- and Po. [...] “North Bay is a PFAS hotspot where the City’s drinking water has been contaminated by past Department of National Defence training activities, but none of the agencies involved – the City, DND, the local health unit, or the local office of the Ministry of the Environment – have ever held a community meeting to discuss the PFAS issues in North Bay with residents. [...] I applaud CELA for pushing forward this public right to know.” "Environment Canada and Climate Change should require that the producers and users of all forms of PFAS annually report their releases and disposal of all PFAS from their facilities through Canada's public inventory known as the National Pollutant and Release Inventory," said John Jackson, co-chair of the Toxics Free Great Lakes Bi-nat. [...] have more publicly available details on the sources of PFAS to the environment and are responding with proposed action plans to address PFAS. [...] Asking for better transparency and information on location and sources of PFAS contamination is key to addressing the growing problems with PFAS in the environment.