"Quebec Green Party leader Alex Tyrrell is calling for greater environmental monitoring of heavy metal emissions from the Horne smelter in Rouyn-Noranda.

Alex Tyrrell argues that the foundry should close down altogether if it can't meet environmental standards for air pollution. "The smelter has had these pollution problems for almost 40 years. Processing copper should not be done on the backs of citizens, who are at increased risk of developing cancer," he revealed. Alex Tyrrell believes that the company should be much more transparent in the matter, and the government, tougher. "It's true that recycling metals is important for the environment, but we can't justify pollution that spreads dozens of kilometers around," added the Green Party leader."

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