LONDON – On March 29, 2010, Terratec Environmental Ltd. pleaded guilty to one violation under the Environmental Protection Act for failing to comply with a Provisional Certificate of Approval.
The Court heard that the company hauls biosolids from various waste water pollution control plants throughout Ontario and spreads them onto farm fields. The company operates under a Certificate of Approval for biosolids. One of the conditions specifies that, if at any time it is identified that during operation the equipment is not placing the biosolids beneath the soil, the company shall cease the injection at that site and rectify the problem. On May 7, 2008, ministry staff carried out an inspection at a site located in the Municipality of Southwest Middlesex, and found that the company had continued to spread, even though the equipment was not placing the biosolids beneath the soil surface.
The company was charged following an investigation by the ministry’s Investigations and Enforcement Branch.
The company was fined $10,000 plus a victim fine surcharge and given 90 days to pay.
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