Canadian Imports of Hazardous Waste Decline in 2001

OTTAWA, July 9, 2002 -Canadian imports of hazardous waste for landfilling without pre-treatment declined for the second year in a row according to figures released today by Environment Canada. Imports for landfilling without pre-treatment totaled 106,000 tonnes in 2001, down 34 per cent from 2000 levels (160,000 tonnes), and down by 55 per cent from 1999 levels, when they peaked at 235,000 tonnes.

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