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Shell in court again, this time Canada

Screen Shot 2015-01-06 at 21.26.38From an article published by the on 7 Jan 2015 under the headline:

“Shell to appear Feb 13 in Sarnia court”

Shell Canada has been charged by Ontario’s Ministry of Environment and Climate Change following a Jan. 11, 2013 incident at its plant near Corunna.

Ministry spokesperson Kate Jordan said in an email that the charge is related to a leak of flare liquids at its Sarnia Manufacturing Centre.

The charge alleges Shell Canada did commit the offence of discharging, or causing, or permitting a discharge of a contaminant into the natural environment that caused or was likely to have caused an adverse effect, contrary to the Environmental Protection Act.

Jordan described it as “one of our most serious charges.”

It’s alleged the flare liquids, which are similar to gasoline, caused adverse impacts, including odours, irritation and illness to numerous residents of the neighbouring Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Jordan said.

The case is scheduled to be in Sarnia court Feb. 13.

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