The Town of Amos is fined a total of $100,000 for violating the PCB Regulations

Quebec City, Quebec – March 20, 2018 – Environment and Climate Change Canada

Canadians value clean water and a sustainable environment. Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC) enforcement officers work to protect our environment through the enforcement of federal environmental laws.

On January 29, 2018, the Town of Amos pleaded guilty to one charge and was fined $100,000 for violating the PCB Regulations, thereby committing an offence under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA).

The investigation conducted by ECCC showed that, in April 2015, the Town of Amos sold products containing PCBs in a concentration of 50 mg/kg or more, which is in violation of the PCB Regulations.

The amount of the fine will be directed to the Environmental Damages Fund (EDF) administered by Environment and Climate Change Canada.

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