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There are many kinds and causes of environmental emergencies. For instance, they can be natural events such as floods, hurricanes or ice storms. They can also be associated with human activity, such as industrial or transportation-related accidents. Within the context of this web site an environmental emergency is an unplanned or accidental release of a substance or substances that, on entering the environment: a) have or may have an immediate or long-term harmful effect on the environment or its biological diversity; b) constitute or may constitute a danger to the environment on which human life depends; or c) constitute or may constitute a danger in Canada to human life or health.
Substance(s) Managed Under this Source
- Bis(chloromethyl) ether
- Chloromethyl methyl ether
- Ethylene oxide
- Methyl bromide
- Nitrogen dioxide
- Nitric oxide
- Sulphur dioxide
- Vinyl chloride
Risk Management Tool(s)
Tool(s) developed to manage risks associated with releases:
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