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First it was an American on-line dive magazine, then it was a chain of Canadian newspapers and now, Germany's largest circulation magazine Der Spiegel is in the city of Brockville, Ontario to discover why this is one of the world's best freshwater diving destinations.
The city believed a federal decree from March 2015 and Quebec's approval were enough to move forward — except the decree was never adopted.
The "commitment of experts, technical staff and project partners'' was credited for the quick finish.
The discharge must be completed by Dec. 5.
Montreal had planned to dump untreated wastewater into the St. Lawrence River beginning Oct. 18.
In a letter sent Friday to Aglukkaq, Coderre challenged the interpretation of federal laws the government invoked to suspend the sewage dump that was set to begin this weekend.
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"Based on limited data, Environment Canada cannot conclude whether or not the untreated waste water to be released will be acutely toxic."
"They are all of them -- Keystone, Energy East, Kinder Morgan and Enbridge -- unacceptable, no matter what kind of process one puts them through."
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Montreal plans to dump the untreated wastewater into the river between Oct. 18 and 25.
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Using worst-case scenarios to implement the necessary prevention tools is certainly a prerogative. It is what the industry does. Taking only disasters into account to alarm the public without having to prove one's allegations is an entirely different matter. Would it not be more useful to support good practices rather than glossing over them?
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