The Globe and Mail reports today that, "Groundwater beneath Ontario's Tiny Township (120 kilometres north of Toronto) has been called the cleanest in the world, as pristine as if it were drawn from ancient ice buried deep in an Arctic glacier."
"If all goes according to plan, some time this year trucks will begin dumping municipal trash into a provincially approved landfill atop the unspoiled water, which won its reputation as the cleanest in the world after testing at a German university in 2006 found that samples had some of the lowest levels of trace metals ever observed."
"The province says the location of the dump is nothing to worry about, but Ontario's Environmental Commissioner (Gordon Miller) is decrying the selection of the site. So are prominent conservationists, including Maude Barlow, the UN's water adviser and head of the Council of Canadians, who calls the dump a 'travesty.' She has vowed to 'sit in front of bulldozers if necessary' to stop it. Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May also wants the dump shelved. (Mr. Miller has asked the province to review its approval, but the request was ignored.)"