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February 9, 2017 News

$130,000 in Penalties for Improper Storage of Petroleum Products

by John Nicholson

The Clearwater River Dene Nation, the Clearwater Store, and band administrator, Walter Hainault, were recently sentenced in the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan after pleading guilty to failing to comply with an environmental protection compliance order (EPCO) issued by Environment and

January 26, 2017 News

U.S. Company to pay $1.4M Penalty for improper hazardous waste disposal

by John Nicholson

The U.S. EPA recently issued a news release in that states that Innophos Holdings Inc. a phosphate plant in Louisiana, will pay a $1.4 million penalty for sending hazardous waste to a neighbouring plant that does not have a permit

January 5, 2017 News

Firm fined $975,000 for improper handling of electrical equipment containing PCBs

by John Nicholson

Tidan Inc. and seven associated companies (“Tidan Group”) recently plead guilty to 52 charges related to improper management of PCB-containing electrical equipment.  Under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) and the Canadian federal PCB Regulations, companies are required to

December 28, 2016 News

Mining Company Fined $30,000 for Environmental Offence

by John Nicholson

Wabush Mines has been ordered to pay a $30,000 penalty for polluting the environment near the company’s Labrador mine in May 2015, after pleading guilty to the charges recently in Newfoundland and Labrador provincial court. Enforcement officers with Environment Canada

December 22, 2016 News

Fish Plant Fined $200,000 for Discharge

by John Nicholson

The fish processing company based in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador was recently fined $200,000 for environmental violations related in contravention of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act 1999 (CEPA). Barry Gorup Inc. was ordered to pay the $200,000 penalty for

December 15, 2016 News

The Hudson Bay Company fined $765,000 for releasing PCBs into the environment

by John Nicholson

The Hudson Bay Company was recently found guilty of six charges and was fined $765 000 for violating Canada’s PCB Regulations and the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA).  The company will also have to establish an Environmental Management System,

November 18, 2016 News

Mining Company fined $80,000 for Environmental Offences

by John Nicholson

CaNickel Mining Limited recently pleaded guilty in the Provincial Court of Manitoba to having committed two offences under the Canadian Fisheries Act in violation of the Metal Mining Effluent Regulations.  The company pleaded guilty to a charge of depositing mine

November 3, 2016 News

Large Fine for Release of Acidic Wash Water

by John Nicholson

Nyrstar Myra Falls (Campbell River) was recently ordered to pay $185,000 penalty for release of untreated acidic wash water in Myra Creek, British Columbia. Nyrstar Myra Falls pleaded guilty, in B.C. Provincial Court, to two counts under the Fisheries Act

September 22, 2016 News

Oil Company Fined $812,500 for Environmental Violations

by John Nicholson

An Ontario provincial court recently fined Imperial Oil $812,500 ($650,000 plus 25% in victim surcharges) for an environmental offence related to the leak of hydrogen sulfide from the company’s oil refinery in Sarnia, Ontario.  The fine relates to a 2014

September 8, 2016 News

Former CEO of Bennett Environmental Sentenced in U.S. Court

by John Nicholson

The former CEO of Bennett Environmental Inc., John Bennett, was recently sentenced to five years and two months in prison for paying kickbacks to obtain US government contracts, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) recently stated.  The release from the

August 31, 2016 News

Vale Convicted of Environmental Offence, Fined $30,000

by John Nicholson

On August 23rd in St. John’s, Newfoundland provincial court, a judge ordered the Vale Newfoundland and Labrador Limited to pay $30,000  in penalties after the company pleaded guilty to a violation of the federal Fisheries Act.  The violation relates to

August 11, 2016 News

Stiff Fine for illegal storage of PCBs at Hamilton warehouse facility

by John Nicholson

Numbered company 1526806 Ontario Inc. was recently sentenced on in the Ontario Court of Justice and ordered to pay $70,000 after being convicted in January 2016, of contravening the Canadian federal PCB Regulations and failing to comply with an Environmental