Robert Kennedy Jr. calls for international probe into Montreal landfill
Montreal's notorious Technoparc landfill is back in the news after Waterkeeper Alliance files a request for an investigation by NAFTA's environmental watchdog committee. The submission states that Canada has failed to enforce the federal Fisheries Act - PCBs are pouring into the St. Lawrence River daily from the old landfill. Sample results indicate the PCB levels are as high as 8.5 million times higher than government levels allow.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr, who visited the site last week, said it is one of the worst cases he has seen: "If this were happening in the United States, there would be federal indictments, without a doubt."
Both federal and municipal governments have stated that clean up will be "very expensive." They have known about the problem for more than a decade.