Fredericton-area company charged with violation of Clean Environment Act (09/07/08)

NB 966

July 8, 2009

FREDERICTON (CNB) - A Fredericton-area company has been charged in Fredericton provincial court with two violations of the Clean Environment Act.

The Department of Environment alleges that on Oct. 26, 2008, Custom Machine and Hardchrome Inc., formerly of 85 Melissa St., Unit 2, Fredericton, released a contaminant into the environment that affected the natural, physical, chemical or biological quality or constitution of the environment.

The company is further charged that on Feb. 2, 2009, it failed to comply with a ministerial order issued in relation to the release of the contaminant.

Representatives of the company are scheduled to make their first appearance in court on July 13, 2009.

Environment Minister T.J. Burke encourages all New Brunswickers to be responsible stewards of the environment, and to report any infraction of environmental regulations in the province.


MEDIA CONTACT: Jennifer Graham, public affairs, Department of Environment, 506-453-3700.