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Sewage disposal on P.E.I. farm leads to charges

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A farmer won’t be able to use one of his fields to grow root crops after someone dumped raw sewage on his farm in August.

Conservation officers responded to the complaint and recently reported that a Wheatley River septage hauler is facing several charges in connection with the incident.

Those charges include two counts under the Trespass to Property Act, two counts under the Environmental Protection Act related to disposal of septage and one count under the Criminal Code of Canada related to damage to property.

The farmer can no longer use the affected field to produce root crops for human consumption.

The case will be before the courts in late March.

Meanwhile, after an investigation into an Oct. 10, 2017, fish kill in Hyde Creek a Cornwall man is facing charges under the Environmental Protection Act and the Pesticide Control Act regulations. 

Related: Fish kill discovered in Cornwall

Conservation officers also gave the man two warnings related to pesticide records keeping and storage.

His case will also be before the courts later this month.

Charges are also pending following an investigation into a diesel fuel spill in a parking lot at CTMA Transport in Souris on Jan. 14.

Cleanup began immediately after the spill, and has now been completed.

Related: Fines possible after diesel spill at Souris ferry property

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