On 14 August 2003, Waterkeeper Alliance, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, Société pour Vaincre la Pollution, Environmental Bureau of Investigation, and Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper/Save the River! filed a submission with the Secretariat pursuant to NAAEC Article 14.
They allege that Canada is failing to effectively enforce section 36(3) of the Fisheries Act in relation to the alleged deposit of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), and other pollutants into the St. Lawrence River from the Montreal Technoparc site, formerly a household and industrial waste disposal site now owned by the City of Montréal. Under section 36(3), it is prohibited to deposit a deleterious substance of any type into water frequented by fish or in any place under any conditions where the deleterious substance or any other deleterious substance that results from the deposit of the deleterious substance may enter any such water, except as authorized by regulation.
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|Series:||North American Environmental Law and Policy|