Strathroy Company Fined $7,000 for Pesticide Violations
Windsor – A Strathroy company was fined $7,000 for applying an unclassified pesticide, namely formaldehyde and performing extermination without a licence, contrary to the Pesticides Act.
“Environmental protection legislation protects communities and the environment. Breaking these rules can result in serious penalties and is an offence the ministry takes very seriously,” said Environment Minister Jim Bradley.
Brodies Ltd. is a pesticide extermination business located in Strathroy.The ministry received information regarding the use of formaldehyde in a greenhouse operation. Ministry staff conducted an inspection of the greenhouse and revealed that two drums of a mixture of formaldehyde and methanol had been applied by the owner and operator of the company. Formaldehyde is not classified or registered with the Pest Control Products Act or the Fertilizers Act in Canada. Further, the owner was not licensed to be engaged in the extermination of a pesticide at the greenhouse.
The company was fined a total of $7,000 plus victim fine surcharges of $1,750 and was given six months to pay the fine.
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