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Cost of Pollution: Contaminated Sites

Did you know that average annual cost of managing contaminated sites under federal jurisdiction in Canada was $283 million between 2005/06 and 2014/15?

Pollution costs Canadians tens of billions of dollars every year in terms of impacts on their health and well-being, their pocketbooks and the value of their homes, buildings, roads and the natural environment. 

We have just released 'Costs of Pollution in Canada: Measuring the impacts on families, businesses and governments'. The report offers the most comprehensive portrait of pollution and its costs ever undertaken in Canada.

In this short video we explore the report's findings, and look closely at the cost of contaminated sites to Canada.