Edmonton Company Fined $500,000 for Environmental Violation

Edmonton, Alberta (12/13/2016) - Canadians value clean air and a sustainable environment. Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC’s) enforcement officers work tirelessly to protect our environment through the enforcement of our federal environmental laws.

On December 12, 2016, Acklands-Grainger Inc. pleaded guilty, in the Provincial Court of Alberta, for contravening the Ozone-Depleting Substances Regulations, 1998 made pursuant to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. The company was fined $500,000, an amount which will be directed to the Environmental Damages Fund (EDF).

Acting on information uncovered by the Intelligence Division within ECCC’s Environmental Enforcement Directorate, enforcement officers conducted an investigation into Acklands-Grainger Inc.’s sale of aerosol products containing hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), a prohibited ozone-depleting substance. The investigation determined that between, 2012 and 2014, the company sold HV Switchgear Lubricant and Sprayon EL2204, which contained the prohibited HCFC-225.

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