Explosives and the Environment. A Public Deliberation.

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Explosives and the Environment. A Public Deliberation.

The state of environment is an important issue for many Canadians and citizens of British Columbia. Our daily activities have an enormous impact on our natural environment which effect our health, and the environment. One of the most pressing concerns today is the need to clean the toxic materials.
Canadian universities and research institutions are actively looking for new technologies to improve the state of the environment through the use of biotechnology. Biotechnology is a very broad field that includes such old techniques as are used in cheese and beer making as well as modern technologies used to produce genetically modified foods and new medicinal drugs. It also includes the use of naturally occurring or modified microbes for specific industrial and environmental processes.

A number of options are available for the protection and clean up of the environment and our health and wellbeing, including the use of new and emerging technologies. One of these options, bioremediation, involves using microbes to clean up and reduce the risks of toxic chemicals in the environment is possible, but it could pose certain risks as well.

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