PCB Violations Cost Company $765,000 & Require Creation of an EMS


A company was found guilty of six violations of the PCB Regulations and CEPA, and was ordered to pay $765,000 to the Environmental Damages Fund. It’ll also have to establish an Environmental Management System, provide training on the legal consequences of violating environmental laws to its Canadian managers, and publish an article on the facts surrounding the offences. The company’s violations included the release of more than 146 kg of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) into the environment, exceeding the permitted amount by 146,000 times [The Hudson Bay Company, Govt. News Release, Dec. 12, 2016].