Canadian Companies Dirtier Air Polluters than U.S. in Great Lakes Basin

TORONTO, Feb. 9 /CNW/ – Canadian facilities in the Great Lakes basin
emitted 73% more air pollution per facility in 2002 than their U.S.
counterparts, says a new report released today by PollutionWatch partner
organizations Environmental Defence and the Canadian Environmental Law
Association. In total, Canadian and U.S. facilities in the Great Lakes basin
spewed more than 101 million kilograms (101,907,241 kg) of pollution into the
air. Canadian facilities accounted for 49,471,016 kilograms of the total air
releases while U.S. facilities released 52,436,225 kilograms of pollutants
into the air. – Environmental Defence / Canadian Environmental Law Association

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