B.C. Coal Firm Fined for Polluting B.C. River

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Teck Sources pled responsible Thursday to three violations of the federal Fisheries Act for polluting a tributary of the Elk River and was sentenced to pay a $1,425,000 penalty into the federal Environmental Damages Fund, which is able to assist restore fish habitat in British Columbia’s Elk Valley.

On October 16, 2014, 45 useless fish have been present in Line Creek close to considered one of Teck’s 5 coal mines within the area. The next day, Surroundings Canada investigators discovered wastewater from a Teck water therapy plant, put in place to cope with selenium air pollution, was getting into Line Creek, a tributary of Elk River.

LINK (through: DeSmog Canada)

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