"Seafood Company Fined for Polluting Water in Aleutians"

"A Seattle-based seafood company that operates mostly in Alaska will pay $1.9 million in penalties as well as cleanup costs for the ammonia and other waste it discharged from its processing plant in the Aleutians.

UniSea agreed to the fine to settle allegations that it violated federal and state environmental laws, U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler said Wednesday in Anchorage.

Although the Justice Department couldn't say whether it's the largest fine ever levied against a seafood processor in Alaska, prosecutors consider it a sizable punishment."

Erika Bolstad reports for McClatchy Newspapers March 9, 2011.

Friday, March 11, 2011