The Ontario Ministry of Environment announced on June 3, 2003 that it is beginning an inspection blitz of used tire sites in the province, after ordering the owners of nine used tire sites to remove illegally stored tires from their sites.
The ministry issued an order against the owners of the Otterwood tire site in Norwich Township — which is estimated to be the largest illegal tire stockpile in the province — with about 350,000 used tires on the site. Local health authorities have stressed the need to cleanup the site because of concerns about the possible spread of West Nile virus.
The ministry also issued a Request for Proposals for the cleanups at these sites (in the event of non-compliance by the owners) and set aside $1-million in cleanup funds.
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