Mass. Seafood Companies Fined for Chemical Violations


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
September 23, 2008

The Environmental Protection Agency announced yesterday two seafood processing and freezing companies in Fall River, Mass., have been fined for not reporting hazardous chemicals under the federal Emergency Planning and Community-Right-to-Know Act.

In two separate actions, Raw Seafood and Arctic Cold Storage failed to provide local and state emergency responders with information about hazardous substances used at their facilities.

In the settlement with the EPA, Raw Seafoods will pay a $11,115 fine for failing to file information regarding sulfuric acid and nitrogen stored at its facility, and Arctic Cold Storage will pay a $13,065 fine for failing to file information regarding ammonia, sulfuric acid and lead.

Failure to submit such information can compromise proper emergency planning and response by the state emergency response commission, local emergency planning committee and local fire department.

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