Significant adverse effects

Reference Number
1068
Date Submitted
2020-08-26 9:45:07 PM
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  • The proposed site is immediately adjacent to existing and planned residential areas. Approximately 34,000 current and future residents, twelve schools, two long-term care homes and one hospital are located within one kilometer of the site.
  • The proposed hub will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week and result in 1,600 truck trips to and from the site each day.  These truck routes will lead to more traffic on our roads and traffic will continue to increase as the site’s capacity grows. This congestion poses a      risk to the safety of motorists, cyclists, pedestrians and families in the area. 
  • The proposed facility is contrary to Halton’s planning strategy developed over 20 years ago —planning that is irreversible at this stage.
  • Through their review, the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada determined that CN’s proposed truck-rail hub in Milton is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects on air quality and human health. 
  • The Panel identified six potentially significantly adverse effects on human and environmental health as well as a risk for at least 16 additional potentially adverse effects, including the impact of noise on residential communities.
  • This is not business as usual — the impacts to air quality and human health are unprecedented and put Halton residents at risk. 
Submitted by
Carolyn Mcminn
Phase
N/A
Public Notice
N/A
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