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Ontario Proposes Toxics Use-Reduction Law

8:53 AM MDT | April 8, 2009 | Kara Sissell

The Ontario Ministry of Environment  (Toronto) proposed toxics use-reduction legislation last that industry executives say would duplicate current efforts under Canada’s federal Chemicals Management Plan (CMP). Ontario officials say the proposal is modeled on successful toxic use reduction laws in Massachusetts and New Jersey. The Ontario plan would require firms to:  track and evaluate their current use and release of toxics; develop a plan to reduce the use and release of toxics; and make a summary of the plan available to the public, says...

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