Newsroom : Company Director Fined $500 For Failing To Comply With A Ministry Order
Company Director Fined $500 For Failing To Comply With A Ministry Order
Cornwall – A director of a company was fined $500 for failing to comply with a ministry order, contrary to the Environmental Protection Act.
Scott A. McConkey is the director of a company that owns property located in Cornwall. This property is located at the end of a residential street and possesses a large warehouse. McConkey arranged for a pesticide product known as Touchdown to be applied to the back of this property to control various weeds.
In response to a complaint, the ministry conducted an inspection at the neighboring property, collecting samples and photographs of areas that appeared to be visibly impacted by pesticides. Lab analysis of the samples identified that the pesticide used contained glyphosate, an active ingredient found in Touchdown pesticides. The ministry issued an order to Mr. McConkey requiring him to arrange for a landscaping company to remediate the impacted area. The deadlines outlined in the order were not met.
Mr. McConkey was fined a total of $500.00 plus victim fine surcharges totaling $125 and was given 90 days to pay the fine.
Newsroom : Company Director Fined $500 For Failing To Comply With A Ministry Order.