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Nova Scotia Power penalized $175K for Tufts Cove oil spill

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Key takeaways: 

  • The firm’s name has been added to an environmental outlaws registry.
  • Nova Scotia Power states a rusty pipe caused this oil spill in 2018 at its Tufts Cove generating station.

A local court has instructed Nova Scotia Power Inc. to pay a $175,000 penalty over a 2018 oil spill at Tufts Cove in Dartmouth, N.S.

The Department of Environment and Climate Change Canada stated Tuesday that last week, the firm claimed guilty to one charge under the Fisheries Act.

The oil spill happened on Aug. 2, 2018. 

Nova Scotia Power stated the spill happened after a rusty pipe failed. Almost 24,000 liters of oil leaked out.

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A local court has instructed Nova Scotia Power Inc. to pay a $175,000 penalty over a 2018 oil spill at Tufts Cove in Dartmouth, N.S

Environment and Climate Change Canada stated Nova Scotia Power’s name had been added to an environmental outlaws registry.

The fine funds will go to the federal government’s environmental damages account.

Mitigation efforts

In a message to CBC News, Nova Scotia Power said it takes full blame for the happening.

“The safety of the environment is a commitment we take very seriously, and we work every day to undervalue risk at all of our facilities across Nova Scotia,” said Jacqueline Foster.

Source – cbc.ca

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