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Nestlé still pumping after Ontario water permit expired two years ago – Rabble

August 10, 2018

Two years ago Nestlé’s Aberfoyle permit expired. Yet the multi-billion-dollar water corporation continues to pump up to 3.6 million litres a day from the Aberfoyle well. Since the permit expired on July 31, 2016, Nestlé has pumped an estimated 1.4 billion litres of water and counting (see our counter for the latest number here).

Nestlé’s permit for the Erin well expired nearly a year ago on August 31, 2017 but Nestlé also continues to pump up to 1.1 million litres each day.

The current legislation allows companies like Nestle to continue to pump water on expired permits if they submit their application before the permit expires. But this problematic legislation allows pumping of groundwater to continue without community input, without the free prior and informed consent of First Nations like Six Nations of the Grand River and without consideration of the impacts on climate change and adequate data on water availability and future demands.

Read More: http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/making-waves/2018/08/nestl%C3%A9-still-pumping-after-ontario-water-permit-expired-two

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