Kootenay pulp mill receives more than $100,000 in fines

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The Skookumchuck Pulp Mill, located just north of Kimberley and Cranbrook, has received a series of fines from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy Environmental Protection Division for exceeding permitted discharge limits of treated wastewater ($52,000); non compliance with air emissions ($18,800); and landfill non-compliance ($40,000).

The first fine was levied in January 2021, and the second and third in April 2021. The fines reflect various incidents of non-compliance between 2017 and 2020.

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Source: Cranbrook Daily Townsman

 

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