This Earth Week, the Ministry of Environment rolled out its Water Quality in Ontario 2008 Report.

The report details the state of water resources and discusses pertinent issues, including Lake Simcoe phosphorus management, the acidification of Sudbury lakes, the clean-up of Hamilton’s Randle Reef, Southwestern Ontario’s fluoride-contaminated groundwater, and diatom changes in Lake of the Woods.

“Hamilton Harbour is one of the most severely polluted water bodies in Ontario,” says the report. Despite years of action plans and millions of dollars spent cleaning it up, the contaminated harbour remains victim to urban, agricultural and industrial uses.

Read the report here.

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