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30-Year Political and Environmental Saga Ends with Victoria Getting Sewage Treatment Facility

    Today in Victoria, three levels of government announced the final piece of funding for a sewage treatment facility that will cost $782m. Without any kind of sewage treatment facility in the Victoria area, the Capital Regional District has been pumping approximately 500,000 litres of untreated waste into the Strait of Juan de Fuca on a daily basis for years. While the level of negative environmental impact has been debated for nearly three decades, our next guest argues there is plenty of scientific proof that the waste dumping is bad for the ecosystem. John Werring is an Aquatics Habitat Specialist with The David Suzuki Foundation.He has been following this story closely for 20 years and joined us for more on this story.

(In the interview, John mentions the National Sewage Report Card from EcoJustice Canada. You can find that right here.)

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