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March 14, 2016

Jail Time For Repeated Non-Compliance: Dry Cleaner Hit Hard By The Environmental Enforcement Act

An owner of a dry cleaner has been sentenced to four months of jail time for repeated failure to follow Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Tetrachloroethylene (Use in Dry Cleaning and Reporting Requirements) Regulations (the "PERC Regulation").

Ali Eldin owned First Class Cleaners in Edmonton, Alberta.  Environment and Climate Change Canada issued warnings to First Class Cleaners in 2005 and 2007 that the business was not in compliance with the PERC Regulation.  Following continued non-compliance, First Class Cleaners was charged and pled guilty to two offences in 2009 and 2010.

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