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Abitibi pleads guilty


April 21, 2004
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Abitibi-Consolidated pleaded guilty on March 30 to charges under the federal Fisheries Act and was fined $10,000 an…

Abitibi-Consolidated pleaded guilty on March 30 to charges under the federal Fisheries Act and was fined $10,000 and was sentenced to pay for all work needed to ensure that its Grand Falls Windsor paper mill meets the Fisheries Act requirements.
A provincial court judge also ordered the company to contribute $100,000 to Canada’s Environmental Damages Fund.
The required upgrades could cost as much as $7 million. Ecolog Weekly reports that a compliance order issued by the court details the work that must be done, lays out a strict timetable and calls for penalties if deadlines are not met.
All the upgrades must be completed by November 2004.

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