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EC238 Chapter 16Water PollutionControl Policy Week 9 Types of Water Pollutants One way to categorize them is by their chemical and physical natureOrganic wastes degradable wastes such as domestic sewageInorganic substances chemicals such as toxic metals salts and acids Nonmaterial pollutants radioactivity heat Infectious agents bacteria viruses Canadian Federal Policies The federal governments key role is to Introduce national standards for some compounds Address international and interjurisdictional waterpollution problems Establish national guidelines for water qualityThere are interjurisdictional water pollution policies and water quality guidelines and groundwater protectionWater Pollution Policies for Point and Nonpoint Sources Waterquality regulation is primarily a provincial responsibility PointSource EmissionsTechnologybased Standards in Ontario the Municipal and Industrial Strategy for Abatement MISA Ontario initiated a program to deal with all types f water pollution conventional discharges toxics metals and organic chemicalsThe goal of MISA was the virtual elimination of toxic contaminants in municipal and industrial discharges into waterways MISA entails a significant departure from the type of regulation undertake
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