Canadian Manufacturing

Quebec mining company fined $400K for violating the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

The fines will be directed to the Government of Canada's Environmental Damages Fund

September 1, 2020  by CM Staff

MAGDALEN ISLANDS, Que. — On Aug. 19, Seleine Mines, a division of K+S Windsor Salt Ltd., was fined a total of $400,000 after pleading guilty to four counts of violating subsection 125(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

An investigation by Environment and Climate Change Canada enforcement officers revealed that the company had disposed of dredged material on four occasions between Aug. 10 and 14, 2014, outside of the disposal area authorized by the disposal at sea permit issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada.

The fines will be directed to the Government of Canada’s Environmental Damages Fund, where they will be used for environmental and conservation projects, often in the community where the offence occurred.

As a result of this conviction, the company’s name will be added to the Environmental Offenders Registry.

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