$2.5 Million Fine For Spraying Pesticides Near B.C. river

Pesticides and fish don’t mix.

Canadian National Railway Company (CN) was fined $2.5 million after pleading guilty to discharging pesticides in or around fish-bearing waters.

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) saw a spray truck discharging mist along the rail corridor between Terrace and Prince Rupert on Aug. 28, 2017.

Because the rail corridor runs along the Skeena River and over many tributaries and wetlands, officers conducted an inspection to verify compliance with the Fisheries Act.

The investigation confirmed pesticides sprayed along the rail line were harmful to fish.
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