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$17,500 penalty for importing hazardous batteries without permit

Toxco Waste Management Ltd., of Trail, B.C., was ordered to pay $17,500 to the Environmental Damages Fund (EDF) by the Provincial Court of British Columbia after pleading guilty to importing waste lithium batteries exceeding the limit set out in its import permit. This action contravened the Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations (EIHWHRMR) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA, 1999)No fine was imposed.

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