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December 01, 2014
“It’s definitely something that’s long overdue”
Until this past summer, Arviat, like most communities in Nunavut, had a problem with old, derelict vehicles. Sealift barges that supply the community with goods come in full, and leave empty.
This year, however, was an exception and some are hoping that exception turns into a trend.
As part of a brief pilot project called Tundra Take-back, the non-profit pollution-prevention group Summerhill Impact shipped out six sealift containers full of hazardous waste and recyclable material drawn from derelict cars and trucks. The load included eight scrap vehicles.
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