Centreville-area company charged with violating Clean Environment Act (09/09/11)

NB 1320

Sept. 11, 2009

CENTREVILLE (CNB) - A Centreville-area potato-flake processing plant and its director are scheduled to make their first appearance in Woodstock provincial court on Sept. 15 to respond to three charges of violating the Clean Environment Act.

The Department of Environment alleges that on June 4, 2008, HSF Foods Ltd., 741 Central St. Centreville, failed to comply with a term or condition of the company's Water Quality Approval to construct and operate the processing plant.

The department also alleges that on June 4, 2008, HSF Foods Ltd. released a contaminant or a class of contaminant into the environment in violation of the Clean Environment Act.

The department further alleges that on July 23, 2008, the company's director, Benjamin Austin Brake of 55 McElroy Rd., Beechwood, obstructed or hindered a departmental inspector in the carrying out of his duties under the Clean Environment Act.

Environment Minister Rick Miles 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.