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May 05, 2014

Castonguay Convicted Again: Ontario Courts Continue To Recognize Section 15(1) EPA “Duty to Report”

The Ontario Court of Justice has added a couple of expensive postscripts to a landmark legal case that confirmed the incident reporting requirements under section 15(1) of Ontario’s Environmental Protection Act. Castonguay Blasting Ltd. was found guilty (yet again) of failing to report the discharge of a "contaminant" (fly rock from its blasting operations) that caused or is likely to cause an "adverse effect" (damage to a movie theatre, parked cars and a garage) in three separate incidents.

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