Kawartha oil spill cost recovery litigation drags on

Kawartha oil spill cost recovery litigation drags on

City of Kawartha Lakes taxpayers continue to pay heavily for the Ministry of the Environment’s 2009 order, which required the City to cleanup an oil spill that it did not cause. While everyone agreed that the City was an innocent victim of the spill, the Ministry saddled the City with $471,691 in cleanup costs, arguing that the City could seek reimbursement through the courts or a cost recovery order. The Environmental Review Tribunal and the Court of Appeal upheld the Ministry’s order against  

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Shell Canada charged for Chemical Valley spill

Shell Canada charged for Chemical Valley spill

In January of 2013, Shell Canada allegedly spilled "flare liquids", similar to gasoline, from its refinery in Sarnia. People in a nearby First Nation (often affected by Chemical Valley spills) experienced odours, irritation and illness. After waiting until the end of the two year limitation period, the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has charged Shell with "discharging, or causing, or permitting a discharge of a contaminant into the natural environment that caused or was likely to  

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