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Jan. 10 Canada: Government of Canada Adds 41 Hazardous Substances to Emergency Regulations

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From: Environment Canada

Canada’s Environment Minister, the Honorable Peter Kent, today announced the addition of 41 unique substances to the Environmental Emergency Regulations. The substances include styrene, an explosive chemical used to make polystyrene plastic containers, and ammonium nitrate, a fertilizer.

Thirty-three substances in use in Canadian commerce, in several physical states, and some substances classed in their different forms are now added to the Environmental Emergency Regulations, for a total of 41 unique listed additions.

Facilities that handle these 41 listed substances at or above regulated quantities are required to develop environmental emergency (E2) plans, if they are not already in place.

The complete list of substance and details of the amendments to the Environmental Emergency Regulations can be found at

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