A gold mine company has been fined for its failure to conduct proper environmental procedures on time, as stipulated by Canada’s Fisheries Act.
Lupin Mines Incorporated was ordered to pay $100,000 after pleading guilty earlier this week in Nunavut Court of Justice to a violation under the Fisheries Act – specifically a section under the law on Metal and Diamond Mining Effluent Regulations.
Environment and Climate Change Canada led an investigation that found that Lupin Mines did not carry out an environmental effects monitoring study within the period prescribed by the law; the mining company has since completed the required study.
A release from Environment and Climate Change Canada revealed that of the $100,000 fine Lupin Mines must pay, $80,000 will go to the Environmental Damages Fund. The mining company has also been added to the Environmental Offenders Registry by the agency following the violation.