11/20/2014 01:34 EST | Updated 01/20/2015 05:59 EST

Edmonton recycler fined for waste-water dump into North Saskatchewan River

EDMONTON - An Edmonton company has been fined for dumping industrial waste water into a storm sewer that flowed into the North Saskatchewan River.

General Recycling Industries is to pay $75,000 after it was caught pumping oily water into the sewer.

That sewer flows into Mill Creek in the middle of Edmonton, which in turns flows into the North Saskatchewan.

The waste water was tested and found to be harmful to fish, which violates the Fisheries Act.

Environment Canada couldn't immediately say what was in the waste water or how much of it entered the river.

The money is to go into the federal Environmental Damages Fund, which is used to pay for habitat restoration projects.