SEATTLE( AP )– The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency( EPA) says one of the nation’s biggest seafood firms has agreed to spend up to $23 million to fix serious air pollution issues with its ships and land-based facilities.
Seattle-based Trident Seafoods will too offer a $900,000 punishment for Clean Air Act misdemeanors under a licensing agreement filed in federal tribunal in Alaska.
The company calls ozone-depleting coolants in its refrigerators. While the laws and regulations requires any openings to be fixed within 30 epoches, the government said Trident countenanced some holes to persevere for years. The EPA said more than 200,000 pounds of damaging gases were released into the atmosphere.
Trident agreed to retrofit or retire 23 refrigeration contraptions, set leak detectors and swiftly repair leaks.
The settlement is subject to public explain and tribunal approval.
Trident did not immediately return a call endeavouring comment.
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