Alberta court fines food giant Cargill $80,000 for environmental law breach
EDMONTON - An Alberta court has fined the company that owns the largest beef processing plant in Canada $80,000 for breaking an environmental law.
A provincial court judge has ruled that Cargill Limited failed to immediately report intentionally diluted wastewater samples in 2012 from the company's High River plant.
According to the agreed statements of facts, an employee tampered with three treatment wastewater samples containing phosphorus before they were sent to an external lab for analysis.
The tampering made the phosphorus content of the samples too low.
Phosphorus can cause harm to aquatic life, but Alberta Environment says there is no evidence that happened in this case.
The employee was confronted by Cargill and has since resigned from the company.
Earlier this year Cargill said the test results were compromised during a time when its waste water treatment system was being improved.
Read more Business News
- Family condemns RCMP BC - 7:49 pm
- Child pornography sentencePenticton / S. Okanagan - 6:13 pm
- Bobbitt hearing continuesPenticton / S. Okanagan - 6:16 pm
- Inquest into teen's Mill deathVernon / N. Okanagan - 4:30 pm
|QHR Technologies Inc||1.12||+0.01|
|Anavex Life Sciences||0.191||+0.001|
|Copper Mountain Mining||1.99||+0.05|
|Sunrise Resources Ltd||0.06||0.00|
|Mission Ready Services||0.45||0.00|
This time of year, I always worry about which friends of mine will get caught going off the road in adverse weather conditions. With a little preparation most accidents can be avoided. Having won the...
Photo: Thinkstock.comThe end of record-low rates is nigh, according to one major bank, which has taken a stance and predicted when the Bank of Canada will raise its long-standing overnight rate. &ldq...
The third week in October is “Small Business Week”, a week dedicated to supporting local, small businesses. The week was designed to bring awareness to Canadians about the role small busin...