Fuel Spill Results in $80,000 Penalty and Other Requirements for Company

Environmental Spill Cleanup Effort

After an investigation of a fuel spill by Environment and Climate Change Canada’s enforcement officers, a company was charged with a violation of the federal Fisheries Act related to the deposit of a substance harmful to fish in an area where it could’ve entered fish-bearing waters. As part of an agreement as to this charge, the company will:

  • Pay $80,000, which will be used to remediate the environment in the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation’s territory, with the rest donated to the Environmental Damages Fund
  • Publicly acknowledge and accept full responsibility for the fuel spill
  • Improve their training, practices and procedures for fuel delivery, including spill responses, to meet the industry standard, at a minimum
  • Clean up and remediate the spill site and confirm that it has been completed to the satisfaction of Environment Yukon [Air North Charter and Training Ltd., Govt. News Release, March 10, 2017].