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Loyalist Township Company fined $12,500 for Environmental Protection Act Violations

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Loyalist Township Company fined $12,500 for Environmental Protection Act Violations

Napanee - ABNA Investments Ltd. pleaded guilty to one offence and was fined $12,500 for permitting waste to be deposited on land that is not a waste disposal site for which an Environmental Compliance Approval has been issued, contrary to section 40 of the Environmental Protection Act (EPA).

ABNA Investments Ltd. (ABNA) owns and operates a quarry on Chipmunk Ridge Road in Loyalist Township.

On January 21, 2015, an inspection was conducted at a demolition project on Dundas Street East in the Town of Greater Napanee.

It was reported to the ministry that demolition debris was being transported to and deposited at the quarry.

On July 21, 2015, ministry staff attended the quarry to conduct an inspection and confirmed that demolition debris had been deposited on the land at the quarry.

The demolition debris contained concrete, cinder blocks, coated bricks, rebar, roofing materials, vermiculite, styrofoam and other insulation materials, manufactured wood materials, treated lumber, pipes and wire.

As the owner of the Quarry lands, ABNA permitted the demolition debris including materials designated as waste to be deposited at the quarry that was not a waste disposal site and did not have an environmental compliance approval.

The matter was referred to the Ministry's Investigations and Enforcement Branch and following an investigation charges were laid.

On March 15, 2017, ABNA Investments Ltd. was convicted of one offence, was fined $12,500 plus a victim fine surcharge of $3,125 and was given 6 months to pay the fine.

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