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Eurocan Pulp Mill Fined $130,000 For Effluent Spill


May 1, 2009
By Pulp & Paper Canada

KITIMAT, B. C. — West Fraser Mills Ltd. received a penalty totaling $130,000 after pleading guilty in provincial court to one count of depositing a deleterious substance into water frequented by fish…

KITIMAT, B. C. — West Fraser Mills Ltd. received a penalty totaling $130,000 after pleading guilty in provincial court to one count of depositing a deleterious substance into water frequented by fish, contrary to subsection 36(3) of the federal Fisheries Act. Crown and defence counsels jointly filed an agreed statement of facts with the court.

West Fraser’s Eurocan Pulp & Paper Co. mill in Kitimat produces unbleached linerboard and sack kraft. The investigation of the spill on June 21, 2007, revealed that West Fraser had not been duly diligent in the maintenance of the effluent treatment systems, specifically the main effluent line.

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