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Barrie waste management company fined for vapour discharge

On January 16, 2003, the Ontario Ministry of Environment announced that 2R Services Inc. of Barrie, Ontario was fin...


On January 16, 2003, the Ontario Ministry of Environment announced that 2R Services Inc. of Barrie, Ontario was fined $25,000 after pleading guilty to two charges related to a vapour discharge from its waste transfer station. The discharge occurred on January 15, 2001, when an employee poured organic liquid into a 45-gallon drum containing nitric acid. The vapour plume affected workers at a nearby bottling plant, resulting in difficulty breathing, sore throats, swollen eyes, and headaches.

2R Services was fined $20,000 for contravening section 14(1) of the Environmental Protection Act, involving the discharge of a contamination that was likely to cause an adverse effect, and $5,000 for failing to notify the ministry.

For further information, contact John Steele at 416-314-6666


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