Assuring Protection for Tomorrow's Environment

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Assuring Protection for Tomorrow's Environment

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  • APT Environment
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Assuring Protection for Tomorrow’s Environment (APT Environment) is a citizens group concerned with environmental issues in Elmira, Ontario. The group was formed in 1989 when local residents became concerned about air pollution and the proposed Uniroyal Chemical Company hazardous waste incinerator. Shortly after APT Environment’s formation, the Elmira water crisis was discovered.

In 1989 groundwater and surface water reports indicated that the municipal aquifer was contaminated with toxic waste from the Varnicolor Chemical site and the Uniroyal Chemical Co. (now Chemtura Canada) manufacturing site, which had been operating since 1942. As a result, local water wells were closed and clean water is now delivered to the community by pipeline. The Province of Ontario and Chemtura Canada have made remedial measures, including the removal of contaminated soil. They have committed to safe drinking water in Elmira by 2028.

APT Environment works to address these on-going environmental issues in the Elmira area. They are involved in raising public awareness, gathering data, and liaising with government and other organizations.


Elmira, Ont.

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