PEI processor charged over leachate release

Cavendish Farms of Charlottetown, PEI will face charges from Environment Canada on May 28, 2003 for allegedly allowing potato leachate from an organic waste disposal site to enter a nearby brook. The leachate is said to have entered the brook, which flows into the Barbara Weit River, during May 2002. Under the Fisheries Act, it’s an offense to deposit, or to permit the deposition of a deleterious substance into water frequented by fish.

Chow, Cavendish Farms’ operating manager, also faces charges related to the incident.

For further information, contact Roger Percy at 902-426-1925