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.