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May 15, 2017 News

Energy Transfer Partners Fined $431,000 for Oil Pipeline Spill in Ohio

by hazmat management editor

As reported by EcoWatch, the construction of Energy Transfer Partners’ new Rover Pipeline through Ohio only began mid-February but the project has already resulted in 18 incidents involving mud spills from drilling, stormwater pollution and open burning that violated the

May 7, 2017 News

Failure to Report Spill results in $50,000 Fine

by Hazmat Management Editor

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited, headquartered in Toronto, recently plead guilty to one offence under the Canadian Fisheries Act for failing to report a spill.  The case was heard in the Nunavut Court of Justice.  The court ordered the company to

March 12, 2017 News

Hefty Fine for Oil Pipeline Spill in Montana

by Hazmat Management Editor

As reported in the Billings Gazette, the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recently announced a civil penalty of $1 million (U.S.) against Bridger Pipeline LLC for pipeline spill the resulted in the release of 31,000 gallons of oil into

March 12, 2017 News

Quebec Company fined $500,000 for Oil Discharge

by John Nicholson

Valero Energy Inc., Jean Gaulin Refinery (formerly Ultramar Ltd.) based Lévis, Quebec, recently pleaded guilty to six environmental offences and it was sentenced by a judge to pay the sum of $500,000.  The company was order to pay a $120,000

March 3, 2017 News

Major Fine for Oil Spill in Alberta

by John Nicholson

As reported in the Edmonton Sun, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) recently fined Murphy Oil Company, based in Calgary, with environmental fine as a result of an incident in which oil spilled from an oil pipeline in 2015 near the

March 3, 2017 News

Environmental Fine for Dry Cleaner in Mississauga, Ontario

by John Nicholson

The owner of a dry cleaning establishment in Mississauga, Ontario recently plead guilty in the Ontario Court of Justice to one count of contravening the Tetrachloroethylene (Use in Dry Cleaning and Reporting Requirements) Regulations made pursuant to the Canadian Environmental

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,