The government of New Brunswick has recently announced that environmental charges have been laid against three companies.
RAR Properties Inc.
A Fredericton area land development company has been charged in Fredericton Provincial Court with two violations of the Clean Water Act.
The Department of Environment alleges that on June 27, 2006, RAR Properties Inc. undertook a wetland alteration in Fredericton without first obtaining a permit from the minister. The company is also charged with an Oct. 15, 2007, failure to comply with a restoration order issued under the Watercourse and Wetland Alteration Regulation — Clean Water Act.
The company is scheduled to make its first appearance in Fredericton Provincial Court on March 17, 2008.
AV Cell Inc.
An Atholville mill has been charged in Campbellton Provincial Court with two offences under the Clean Air Act.
The Department of Environment alleges that on July 16, 2007, AV Cell Inc. of Atholville, caused or permitted the release into the air of a contaminant or class of contaminant causing damage to properties. The company is further charged that on the same date, it caused or permitted the release into the air of a contaminant or class of contaminant resulting in substantial loss of the normal enjoyment of the use of any property.
The company is scheduled to makes it first appearance in Campbellton Provincial Court on March 17, 2008.
Blue Note Mining Inc.
A Bathurst-area mining company has been charged in Bathurst Provincial Court with a violation of the Clean Environment Act.
The Department of Environment alleges that on July 17, 2007, Blue Note Mining Inc. released a contaminant, without authority or permission, into the environment at its Caribou Mine site that would or could affect the natural, physical, chemical, or biological quality or constitution of the environment.
The company is scheduled to make its first appearance in Bathurst Provincial Court on March 3, 2008.