in the Belledune Area:
Past and Present
Conservation Council of New Brunswick
hy look at lead contamination now?
The impacts of lead on human health, particularly
children, are very well known
Lead, cadmium, arsenic and zinc contamination in the
Belledune area is well-known – 2.7 million pounds of lead alone
have been released into the air between 1974 and 2002
The extent of lead and other metal contamination in
Belledune and its impact on local residents is not well known
Health and environmental impacts of existing
industries should be known before any new industrial pollutants are
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Author Inka Milewski at a protest
(photo: Simon Bujold)