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INCO Limited Fined $5,000 for Discharge from Garson Mine

Published by MAC on 2002-12-02

INCO Limited Fined $5,000 for Discharge from Garson Mine

Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Press Release, December 2 2002

INCO Limited has been fined $5,000 for discharging effluent with elevated pH levels into Junction Creek from the Garson Mine in Sudbury.

The court was told that the effluent discharge occurred between March 12 and 14, 2000. INCO Limited pleaded guilty to one charge under section 18(3) of Regulation 560/94, made under the Environmental Protection Act, involving discharging effluent with pH levels exceeding allowable limits.

The case was heard on October 21, 2002 by Judge W. Fitzgerald in the Ontario Court of Justice at Sudbury. A victim fine surcharge was added to the fine.

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