CN Fined $2.25 Million for Bissell Fuel Yard Oil Spill

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Environmental officials traced the source of oil in the North Saskatchewan River to the Canadian National Railway fuel station 8 km away, specifically to an oil-water separator that didn’t meet petroleum storage tanks requirement. Now CN has pleaded guilty to 4 environmental offences carrying $2.65 million in fines, including $2 million for depositing a deleterious substance into fish-bearing water in violation of the Fisheries Act [Canadian National Railway, Govt. Press Release, June 16, 2017].