According to the MOECC, 2R Services Inc. and its
Directors were fined for failing to comply with ministry approvals
for a hazardous waste processing site and an industrial sewage
works, and failing to comply with ministry orders, at a site in
Barrie, contrary to the Environmental Protection Act and
the Ontario Water Resources Act.
In 2010, due to concerns regarding water discharge from 2R
Services to a tributary of Lovers Creek, the ministry took water
samples and carried out site inspections. The water sample results
confirmed that there were exceedances of the company's
Industrial Sewage approval and Provincial Water Quality
In April, 2011, a Provincial Officer's Order was issued to
assess the impacts to the environment. The order was not fully
In August, 2011, a further Provincial Officer's Order was
issued to the business and its directors. The Order stipulated that
no waste could be received or shipped off-site until approval was
granted by the issuing Officer, and a detailed inventory of all
waste on-site was required for approval.
Subsequently, a Director's Order was issued with three main
requirements; waste removal and decommissioning of the site,
removal of contaminated soil located off-site at a tributary to
Lovers Creek, and a requirement for the provision of financial
assurance to cover the costs of site waste disposal. This order was
not fully complied with.
2R Services pleaded guilty to seven environmental offences and
was fined $260,000. One director pleaded guilty to five
environmental offences and was fined $57,500, and the other
director pleaded guilty to five environmental offences and was
fined $2,500 (one offence only). Victim fine surcharges totalling
$80,000 were imposed.
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