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Environmental Emergencies Http

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Environment Canada’s Environmental Emergencies Program is delivered centrally through theEnvironmental Emergencies Division located in Gatineau, Quebec; 5 regional offices locatedacross Canada in Halifax, Montréal, Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver; and the EmergenciesScience and Technology Section located in Ottawa.The Program’s mission is to reduce the frequency and consequences of environmentalemergencies involving the unplanned, uncontrolled or accidental release of hazardous substancessuch as oils or chemicals.In delivering its responsibilities, the Program works in close partnership with other federalgovernment departments, other levels of government, the private sector and internationalorganizations.
What is an environmental emergency?
 
There are different types of environmental emergencies, such as natural events like forest fires,earthquakes, floods, hurricanes or ice storms. There are also environmental emergencies caused by human activity, such as industrial or transportation related accidents that release hazardoussubstances, thereby endangering the environment and human health. Environmental Canada'sEmergencies Program focuses efforts on pollution incidents related to releases or spills of oilsand chemicals.
Who to call when an environmental emergency occurs?
Depending on the nature, size and location of an environmental emergency involving ahazardous substance, a wide variety of private and public sector organizations may play animportant role in ensuring that damage to life, property and the environment is minimized.In most cases when such events occur, provincial, territorial and federal laws require that they benotified. Who to call in an emergency. Exercise 1 Before reading make a group of two and discuss about this topic.Exercise: 2 write down the main idea and the supporting details?
 
Some people say weather changes naturally and no one isresponsible for this. What do you think about changing weatherpattern? Write down your opinion in 400 words.
 

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