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Teck Coal Receives $60m Fine for Contaminating Rivers in B.C.

Source: Bob Weber, The Canadian Press, globalnews.ca, March 30, 2021

Teck Coal has said it has spent nearly $1 billion since 2011 in an effort to bring selenium under control and plans to spend another $655 million over the next four years.

A Canadian coal-mining company faces the largest fine imposed under the Fisheries Act after pleading guilty to contaminating waterways in southeastern British Columbia.

Teck Coal, a subsidiary of Teck Resources, is to pay $60 million after a judge on Friday agreed to a joint submission from Environment Canada and the company.

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