Contaminated soils: Is Quebec over doing it?
New owners discover burried oil tanks next to their house. After 30 years of attrition in the ground, these tanks began to leak and to pollute their whole property. Because of Quebec’s government norms, they find themselves with risks of being sued and must pay expensive decontamination processes.
However, the oil “contaminated” soils are not toxic enough to justify these action stations, according to an expert. Some American states, such as Vermont, have found a simple solution which avoids financial disaster to owners.
Journalist: François Sanche
Director: Pierre Devroede
Watch the report (in french)