Quebec light fixture manufacturer Snoc Inc. must pay a combined fine of $20,000 after the company pleaded guilty on September 10, 2013 to using trichloroethylene (TCE) in quantities exceeding the quantity permitted in 2010.
The act violated the Solvent Degreasing Regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.
The company was fined $5,000 and ordered to pay $15,000 to the Environmental Damages Fund.
The company must also publish an article in the business magazine Les Affaires and train company officials on the criminal consequences of failing to comply with CEPA, 1999.
The conviction follows an investigation launched in 2009 by officers from Environment Canada's Environmental Enforcement Division.