Burning Tires Costs Salvage Company Almost $60,000

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A person called the Ministry of Environment’s tip line to report a fire producing a lot of heavy, black smoke. Conservation officers investigated and found a scrap metal salvage company burning a number of vehicle tires. The company pleaded guilty to one violation of The Clean Air Act. The court fined it $50,000 and ordered it to make an $8,000 donation to SaskTip [Steelhead Salvage & Demolition Inc., Govt. News Release, July 20, 2012].