Company’s Environmental Violations Result in $150,000 Penalty


A company’s ethanol, gluten and flour processing plant released industrial wastewater into the city’s storm sewer system, which eventually lead to the Red Deer River. It also failed to install air pollution control equipment in violation of its operating approval. The company pled guilty to two violations of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act. The court fined it $50,000 and ordered it to pay $100,000 to the Red Deer River Storm Water Project, which will monitor storm water entering the Red Deer River and creek tributaries [Permolex Ltd., Govt. News Release, April 19, 2012].