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Red Deer fined $50,000 over 2010 PCB spill

The Alberta city of Red Deer has been fined $50,000 for an October 2010 spill that released 160 litres of Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) at at an electrical substation.


The Alberta city of Red Deer has been fined $50,000 for an October 2010 spill that released 160 litres of Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) at at an electrical substation.

The contaminated oil came from a metal drum at the substation, according to a January 14, 2013 news release from Environment Canada.

The city pled guilty to one count under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

In addition to the $50,000 payment to the federal Environmental Damages Fund, the city must create new policies to ensure proper care for PCBs. The city also has to create a training program for staff who handle the PCBs, and introduce internal auditing to prevent future spills.

Red Deer officials must also publish an article in a local newspaper regarding the spill.


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