Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) reports that, on January 29, 2018, the Town of Amos pleaded guilty to one charge and was fined $100,000 for violating the PCB Regulations, thereby committing an offence under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.
PCBs are toxic industrial chemical substances that are harmful to aquatic ecosystems and the species that feed primarily on aquatic organisms.
The investigation conducted by ECCC showed that, in April 2015, the Town of Amos sold products containing PCBs in a concentration of 50 mg/kg or more in violation of the PCB Regulations.
The amount of the fine will be directed to the Environmental Damages Fund administered by Environment and Climate Change Canada. The Town of Amos will be entered into the Environmental Offenders Registry.
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