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Protect Migrating Birds from Collection Ponds with Bird-B-Gone’s Heavy Duty Pond Netting

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Mission Viejo, CA – Bird-B-Gone, Inc. leading manufacturer of effective, humane bird deterrents  would like to announce a new addition to their line of professional grade bird control products, Heavy Duty Pond Netting.

Recent studies have shown that every year, thousands of protected migratory birds die in tailing or detention ponds used for industrial waste or filtering. Birds mistake these ponds for fresh water and often become poisoned by toxins present in the water.

Pond Netting is used as a physical barrier to prevent birds from landing in toxic tailing ponds or other water collection sites. The netting is stretched over these areas to prevent bird deaths. Installing pond netting will not only protect birds, but will also prevent the hefty fines associated with migratory bird deaths. (more…)

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Refinery to pay $850,000 for bird deaths

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Oil refinery ordered to pay $850,000 in penalties after dozens of migratory birds died in an oil retention pond. The deaths occur when birds mistake these toxic ponds as fresh water sources . Fines for killing migratory birds are steep, and many plants are looking at effective solutions for keeping birds safe including sound and visual deterrents set u around the area to try and dissuade birds. One effective bird control solution for retention ponds is installing a heavy duty netting over the pond suspended by perimeter posts. The bird netting would act as a physical barrier, preventing birds from accessing the water altogether.

From the Billings Gazette:

Refinery will pay $850,000 penalty for violations

KEN DRIESE/Casper Star-Tribune

By JEREMY FUGLEBERG

Casper Star-Tribune‌

| Posted: Monday, June 6, 2011 11:45 pm

CASPER, Wyo. — The owner of an oil refinery near Rawlins with a raft of pollution problems in recent years has agreed to a multi-million dollar settlement with state regulators regarding a 2010 incident that killed dozens of birds.

Sinclair Wyoming Refinery Co. will pay $850,000 for releasing oil into a wastewater evaporation pond at its refinery, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality announced Monday.

Sinclair also agreed to spend $4.5 million on equipment upgrades and training.

On April 25, 2010, the company notified state environmental regulators that oil had been released into one of the refinery’s wastewater evaporation ponds.

After the release, 80 migratory birds were found dead in the polluted pond, a company spokesman said shortly after the incident. The final number of birds affected was far higher, state regulators say.

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Syncrude fined 3.2 million for duck deaths

Monday, October 25th, 2010

From the Vancouver Sun:

Syncrude pays $3.2-million penalty over duck deaths

An Alberta provincial court judge has accepted a $3.2-million creative sentence on Syncrude Canada over federal and provincial charges stemming from the deaths of more than 1,600 ducks on one of its oilsands tailings pond two years ago. Under the proposal, the oil company must pay an $800,000 fine by Nov. 1. This file photo shows two dead mallard drakes floating in a bitumen mat in the Syncrude Aurora Tailings Pond in April 2008 near Ft. Mc Murray, Alberta.
By Darcy Henton, Postmedia News
October 22nd, 2010

An Alberta provincial court judge has accepted a $3.2-million creative sentence on Syncrude Canada over federal and provincial charges stemming from the deaths of more than 1,600 ducks on one of its oilsands tailings pond two years ago. Under the proposal, the oil company must pay an $800,000 fine by Nov. 1. This file photo shows two dead mallard drakes floating in a bitumen mat in the Syncrude Aurora Tailings Pond in April 2008 near Ft. Mc Murray, Alberta.

Photograph by: Todd Powell, Handout
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Syncrude found guilty in duck deaths

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Canadian company Syncrude Canada LTD. has been on trial recently over the death of 1,600 migratory ducks at a treatment pond in 2008, today, the judge ruled they were indeed responsible for the deaths, charging that the company had failed to implement plans to protect wildlife. From Reuters:

ST. ALBERT, Alberta, June 25 (Reuters) – A judge found Syncrude Canada Ltd, Canada’s largest oil sands producer, guilty on Friday in the deaths of 1,600 ducks that landed on a toxic Northern Alberta tailings pond in 2008, ruling the company should have had deterrents in place.

Syncrude faces maximum penalties of C$500,000 for provincial charges and C$300,000 under federal charges in the case, which crystallized international concern about the environmental impact of developing Canada’s vast oil sands, the largest crude oil source outside the Middle East.

Alberta Provincial Court Judge Ken Tjosvold ruled the company failed to take necessary steps to keep the waterfowl away from the tailings pond at its Aurora mine in April 2008.

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