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Industrial Sources

Controlling and curtailing air pollution from industrial sources is essential to improving Canadian air quality. Industrial sources of air pollution include factories, electrical generation plants and incinerators. Because these sources exist in fixed locations, they are often referred to as "point sources" to distinguish them from emissions from "mobile sources" such as motor vehicles, boats and airplanes.

Achieving meaningful reductions in industrial emissions has proven difficult due to divided constitutional jurisdiction and the preference of government and business to deal with the problem through voluntary measures. There are also significant scientific challenges: due to difficulties associated with determining "safe" emission levels, and predicting the interactive or "synergistic" effects of multiple pollutants.

Air quality objective setting
Air emission permitting regimes
Environmental Assessments of new or expanded air    emission sources
Voluntary Measures
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