Incineration air emissions reduced 85%
The Canadian Council of Minister of the Environment (CCME) met on September 12 in Winnipeg and agreed on their futu...
The Canadian Council of Minister of the Environment (CCME) met on September 12 in Winnipeg and agreed on their future plan of action. The council, made up of federal, provincial and territorial environment ministers, also said they were pleased with the results of their ongoing collaboration so far.
They noted that since the council established standards in 2000 to limit dioxins and furans from incineration, the air emissions from incineration across Canada have been reduced by over 85%.
The council noted that the reductions are even more meaningful when it is recognized that they are the most stringent numeric targets in the world. The substances are persistent, toxic and bioaccumulative.
The environment ministers also continue to guide the development of a Canada-wide strategy to improve the handling of municipal wastewater. Following consultations with stakeholders in the winter of 2006-07, the ministers have told their officials to consult on a revised strategy and economic plan that should be submitted for the ministers’ approval next spring.