Nunavut experienced 191 hazardous spills in 2014 – Nunatsiaq News
June 08, 2015
From sewage to heating fuel, annual spill number is about average
There were 191 recorded hazardous spills in Nunavut last year — liquids such as diesel, sewage, jet fuel and heating oil, amongst others, which leaked into Nunavut’s environment.
While not excusable, that number is about average for a year, according to the assistant deputy minister of environment, Steve Pinksen.
“Any contaminant going into the environment is a concern. But all spills get responded to,” Pinksen said.
The five-year count for hazardous material spills, according to Nunavut and the Northwest Territories Hazardous Materials Spill Database, is as follows:
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