Selling Products Containing HCFC-225 Results in $500,000 Penalty

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Environment and Climate Change Canada’s enforcement officers investigated a company’s sale of aerosol products containing hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), a prohibited ozone-depleting substance. The investigation determined that, between 2012 and 2014, the company sold two products that contained the prohibited HCFC-225. The company pleaded guilty to violating the Ozone-Depleting Substances Regulations, 1998  under CEPA and was ordered to pay $500,000 to the Environmental Damages Fund [Acklands-Grainger Inc., Govt. News Release, Dec. 13, 2016].