EPA fines Alaska processor over alleged wastewater discharge violations

Company also failed to complete reporting, record keeping.

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reached an agreement with Norton Sound Seafood Products Co.'s owner over alleged wastewater discharge violations at its Nome, Alaska, plant.

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The Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation agreed to pay $51,050 (€43,591) after a 2016 inspection showed several violations:

  • Failure to adequately monitor its grinders, waste conveyance system, the sea surface, and the nearby shoreline,
  • failure to identify the discharge location and chemicals used in their tote washing process,
  • exceeding the dimension requirements for seafood processing waste residues, and
  • failure to complete all reporting and record keeping required under the permit.


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