The Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation has been ordered to pay $1 million (€1.01 million) in fines and damages after pleading guilty to illegally burning waste oil and jet fuel at a remote site in Prince William Sound, Alaska, in 2018, the Anchorage Daily News reported.

An employee suffered severe burns from the incident.

As well as paying a $450,000 (€455,448) fine and $550,000 (€556,680) in restitution costs to the employee, the hatchery operator has been ordered to operate under an environmental compliance plan over a five-year probationary period.

The incident is not the first involving the company, which operates five hatcheries in the Prince William Sound region.

In 2017, it agreed to a civil settlement and paid a $55,000 (€50,612) fine to the state after a diesel fuel spill four years earlier.

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