Canada Beats US, Mexico at Toxics Reporting

"MONTREAL -- The United States and Mexico might consider emulating Canada when it comes to public reporting of industrial pollutants that are released into the air or water or transferred for disposal or recycling, suggests a new report.

The study released Wednesday by Montreal's Commission for Environmental Co-operation found a 57 per cent increase between 1998 and 2005 in the number of Canadian facilities that publicly report on industrial pollution.

In that same period, the United States saw a decrease in the number of reporting facilities, while Mexico just started reporting two years ago, project manager Orlando Cabrera said."

Tobi Cohen teports for the Canadian Press June 10, 2009.

Friday, June 12, 2009