EDMONTON, June 14, 2012 /CNW/ - 1073612 Alberta Ltd, operating as
Edmonton Ice Box, today pleaded guilty in Edmonton Provincial Court to
a federal charge laid by Environment Canada for failing to take
reasonable emergency measures consistent with the protection of the
environment and public safety to prevent an environmental emergency
contrary to requirements of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999). The company operates as an ice arena.
The plea was entered on one count under the federal CEPA 1999 and
relates to the release of liquid and gaseous anhydrous ammonia from a
compressor of the Edmonton Ice Box arena's refrigeration system. The
company was fined a total of $20,000 for the offence, of which $18,000
is directed towards the Environmental Damages Fund.
The Environmental Damages Fund is administered by Environment Canada,
and was created in 1995 to provide the courts and companies with an
option to direct monetary penalties and settlements to investments in
the restoration of natural resources and the environment, and wildlife
conservation projects in the same geographic area where the damage
To learn more about the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, and the Environmental Damages Fund, visit these web sites: http://www.ec.gc.ca/lcpe-cepa/ and http://www.ec.gc.ca/edf-fde/.
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