Harmac learns its fate
Harmac Pacific will have to pay a 135,000 dollar penalty.
This after the company pled guilty in B.C. provincial court to one offence for contravening a subsection of the Fisheries Act.
Harmac Pacific experienced a power outage in June of 2013 which resulted in more than 3 and a half million litres of untreated effluent being spilled into Northumberland Channel for about 90 minutes.
The power outage impacted the outfall pumphouse located on the foreshore of Northumberland Channel, which connects to the Strait of Georgia and the Pacific Ocean.
As a result of the conviction, Nanaimo Forest Products will be added to the Environmental Offenders Registry.
The registry was created in 2009 and contains the names of corporations convicted of offences under certain federal environmental laws.