Feds Probe Eco-Tire Regs

Environment Canada is researching first-ever federal regulation of the tire industry, complaining of a lack of data on toxic waste from factories in four provinces. The disclosure follows a manufacturer’s lawsuit against the department over restrictions on a tire additive rated an ecological risk.
Environment officials in a confidential report concluded tire manufacturers “did not have details” on emissions. The report was released through Access to Information. Industry executives contacted by Blacklock’s did not comment: “There is no available information on water effluent”.

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