A way out of Flint’s water quality crisis Americans have reacted in horror and disbelief over reports that Flint, Michigan’s drinking water system is

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A way out of Flint’s water quality crisis

Americans have reacted in horror and disbelief over reports that Flint, Michigan’s drinking water system is dangerously contaminated by lead, a potent neurotoxin.

To keep a tragedy like the one in Flint from happening elsewhere, it is important to understand what really happened there, and to appreciate what cash-strapped municipalities can do on their own to keep their constituents from suffering a similar fate.

Flint’s water system was a disaster waiting to happen. Lack of open competition for piping used in Flint’s water system blocked innovation and was a key, if little-noticed, factor in the disaster.

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Flint water crisis: Criminal charges laid

Two state regulators and a Flint, Mich., employee have been charged with evidence tampering and several other felony and misdemeanour counts related to the city's lead-tainted water crisis.

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Who gets what through the community water and wastewater fund?

The federal government promises new money for provinces and cities to upgrade aging water and sewer pipes, and to pay for design and construction costs of new projects.

Here is the total amount each province will receive through the community water and wastewater fund...

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Liberal infrastructure changes mean money for ferries, small roads

Cities and provinces with new, shovel-ready infrastructure projects will be eligible for funding under the first phase of the Liberal infrastructure program, but only if the work is completed within the next three years.

That's the message in letters which federal Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi sent to his provincial counterparts last week.

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Former co-founder of Greenpeace takes questions in new 'Sensible Environmentalist' website

In an effort to spark dialogue about one of the most common building materials available - vinyl - Dr. Patrick Moore and toxicologist Dr. Ron Brecher have teamed up to take questions, inform and most of all, help separate fact from fiction about vinyl, and the many vital roles it plays in your life and the environment.

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Veso Sobot, P.Eng
Ipex Management Inc.
veso.sobot@ipexna.com

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