Procor fined over $100K for foul odour

Procor tank rail car. Photo via. procor.com

Procor Limited has been fined in connection with an incident nearly three years ago that saw local residents complaining about a strong, sickening odour.

Ministry of Environment Conservation and Parks Spokesperson Gary Wheeler said the Sarnia company was fined $105,000 under the Environmental Protection Act for discharging, causing or permitting the discharge of a contaminant into the natural environment, which caused or was likely to cause an adverse effect.

On September 4, 2019, a foul odour in the southeast part of the city resulted in a handful of complaints to the ministry.

It was determined Procor had an incident while cleaning a rail car, and a mixture of residual butyl acrylate and steam was released into the air.

The company has 60 days to pay the fine, as well as a victim fine surcharge of $26,250.