Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Lumber Giant West Fraser Mills Facing Environmental Charges in Alberta

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Lumber Giant West Fraser Mills Facing Environmental Charges in Alberta

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Lumber giant facing environmental charges in Alberta

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HINTON, Alta. - The Alberta government has charged a pulp mill with several offences under the Environmental Protection Act.

West Fraser Mills in Hinton, Alta., faces a total of six charges after the release of a substance in September 2014 that allegedly wasn't immediately reported to Alberta Environment.

The company also faces one charge of failing to follow safety rules while unloading a chemical from a truck.

James Gorman, vice president of external and government relations at West Fraser, said in a statement that the company did notify authorities of an incident after a material was delivered to the wrong location at the mill site.

"As soon as this was discovered, our employees reacted immediately to remedy the situation and notified the appropriate agencies," said Gorman. …

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