Friday, August 29th10.0°C
22663
21901

Cargill faces Alberta environmental charges over wastewater tests at beef plant

EDMONTON - The company that owns and operates the largest beef processing plant in Canada is facing environmental charges in Alberta.

The province is accusing Cargill Limited of failing to immediately report a case where samples from the company's High River plant's industrial waste water system were allegedly falsified.

The government is also charging a man who no longer works at Cargill in connection with the April 2012 allegations.

The charges under Alberta's Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act could result in fines or other penalties.

Cargill says the test results were compromised during a time when its waste water treatment system was being improved.

The company says it conducted its own internal investigation and reported its finding to Alberta officials.

"Following the report, Cargill implemented the necessary corrective actions that would have the facility back into compliance with regulations," Cargill said in a statement from Winnipeg

"Throughout this process Cargill co-operated fully with government officials."

Cargill and Pushp Pal Singh of Calgary are to appear in Okotoks provincial court on the charges May 27.

Alberta Environment officials declined comment.

The Canadian Press


Read more Business News

22831


Recent Trending




Today's Market
S&P TSX15558.17-44.48
S&P CDNX1022.373.03
DJIA17079.57-42.44
Nasdaq4557.695-11.927
S&P 5001996.74-3.38
CDN Dollar0.9216+0.0009
Gold1281.70-2.1001
Oil94.94+0.39
Lumber349.40+2.40
Natural Gas3.965+0.054

 
Okanagan Companies
Pacific Safety0.195-0.005
Knighthawk0.01-0.005
QHR Technologies Inc1.190.00
Cantex0.08+0.01
Anavex Life Sciences0.240.00
Metalex Ventures0.075-0.005
Russel Metals36.39-0.21
Copper Mountain Mining2.91-0.05
Colorado Resources0.180.00
ReliaBrand Inc0.099-0.016
Sunrise Resources Ltd0.0250.00
Mission Ready Services0.25+0.01

 



22671

FEATURED Property
1978450#65,3535 Casorso Rd, KELOWNA
3 bedrooms 2 baths
$249,900
more details
image2image2image2
Click here to feature your property
Please wait... loading


At the Core: Lessons in pricing from Apple

Apple has taught many entrepreneurs the importance of design, how to create buzz when introducing new products to the marketplace, how to pioneer new technology and the importance of superior quality....


Understanding community

I had the chance to catch up with my real estate broker this week and they are going through a “brand change”. They are moving away from the franchise brand to a locally branded operation...


How much mortgage should you carry?

There are several things to consider when deciding how much home to buy. 1. Draw up a budget including the new mortgage payments. While the rules used by most lenders require that the mortgage paym...

_








Member of BC Press Council


22097