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February 08, 2016

$5.3M in Fines Against Sunrise Propane and Directors for Fiery Propane Explosion

On January 25, 2016, the Ontario Court of Justice (OCJ) imposed $5.3 million in fines plus victim fine surcharges (VFS) on Sunrise Propane Energy Group Inc., 1367229 Ontario Inc. (collectively, Sunrise Propane) and its two directors. The fines were for, among other things, discharging contaminants into the natural environment and failing to comply with a Provincial Officer’s Order. The discharge resulted from an explosion and subsequent fire that occurred at Sunrise Propane’s storage facility.

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