Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) funds and directs research and activities that address current health and safety issues associated with human exposure to contaminated sites as well as environmental contaminants in traditionally harvested foods.
What is AANDC Doing About Contaminants?
The Department's Northern Contaminated Sites Program (CSP) and Northern Contaminants Program (NCP) are both federally funded programs. The CSP is geared toward cleaning up contaminants left over from mining and military operations while the NCP responds to concerns about human exposure to elevated levels of contaminants in wildlife species that are part of a traditional diet for northern Aboriginal peoples.
What Information is Available?
Read more about how AANDC is working to improve the Arctic ecosystem and to share information that helps Aboriginal and Northern people make informed decisions about food use in their communities:
- Contaminants in the North
- Guideline on Liabilities and Contingent Liabilities Related to Federal Contaminated Sites - July 2002
- Policy on Accounting for Costs and Liabilities Related to Contaminated Sites - July 1, 2002
- Federal Contaminated Sites and Solid Waste Landfills Inventory
- Treasury Board (TB) Federal Contaminated Sites and Solid Waste Landfills Inventory Policy - July 1, 2000
- Treasury Board Federal Contaminated Sites Management Policy - July 1, 2002
- Treasury Board Real Property Environment Policy - June 1, 1998
- Contaminated Sites Management Working Group
- Orphaned/Abandoned Mines Advisory Committee
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