MAC/20: Mines and Communities

Canada update

Published by MAC on 2007-07-12


Canada update

12th July 2007

A soil study has found high levels of residual lead, only a week after Xstrata Zinc seemed to have escaped independent scrutiny on pollution from its Brunswick Smelter

Also on health issues the Canadian Cancer Society is set to endorse a ban on the export of asbestos, and to condemn the Canadian federal government for its egergious attempts to stop blocking international efforts to curb the trade in asbestos.

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