Resident Fined $1,600 For Pesticide Violation
Douglas Stockwell is a Tomato Farmer In Leamington, Ontario.
Windsor – A resident was fined $1,600 for the discharge of a pesticide into the environment, namely glyphosate that caused damage to the neighbouring property.
“The Province will prosecute those whose actions contravene Ontario’s environmental laws and damage our shared resources,” Environment Minister Jim Bradley.
Douglas Stockwell owns and operates a farm field in Leamington. Mr. Stockwell sprayed his field with the pesticide Round Up, which entered a nearby residential property consisting of grass and trees. Within four days of spraying, a portion of the grass and some trees started browning. Ministry staff responded to a complaint and confirmed that glyphosate, which is an active ingredient of Round-Up, caused the damage to the property.
Mr. Stockwell was fined $1,600 plus a victim fine surcharge of $400 and was given 90 days to pay the fine.
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