By: TimminsToday Staff

Heavy rain in 2015 ‘overwhelmed the erosion and sediment control systems’ during solar farm construction

NEWS RELEASE
MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND FORESTRY
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The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry would like to remind companies that allowing sediment to enter waterways is illegal and can damage bodies of water.

A Toronto-based corporation has been fined $275,000 for releasing sediment into two creeks near Cochrane between April and December 2015. Justice Michel R. Labelle of the Ontario Court of Justice in Cochrane heard that Northland Power Inc. owns four solar farms in the area north of Cochrane.

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