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Norampac appeals conviction, fine


September 9, 2003
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Norampac was fined $25,000 plus a victim fine surcharge after being convicted of failing to comply with a Ministry…

Norampac was fined $25,000 plus a victim fine surcharge after being convicted of failing to comply with a Ministry of Environment requirement to order equipment for phasing the use of Dombind as a dust suppressant on unpaved roads.
The company was found guilty on April 21, 2003 by Justice of the Peace Cathy Hickling in the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville. The fine and the victim surcharge was imposed on July 9, 2003.
A director’s order issued in April 1999 under the Environmental Protection Act sets out a series of requirements to phase out the use of Dombind, which contains dioxins. It is a concentrated liquid material that is a by-product of recycled cardboard produced at Norampac Inc.’s cardboard mill located in Quinte West (Trenton).
The Belleville court was told that the order required Norampac to obtain steam reformer technology. The Ministry said Norampac failed to comply with the requirement.
Norampac is appealing both the conviction and the sentence.

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