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Nunavut experienced 191 hazardous spills in 2014 – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on June 9, 2015364 Views

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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