Monitoring of Wastewater Ignored By a Newport Company

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Article Courtesy of Tracy Loew | May 14th, 2016 | Statesman Journal | Published as Educational Material

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Trident’s Seafood Corps. recently was fined by Oregon’s environmental regulators after failing to follow through with monitoring its wastewater. Accounts suggest that the company, the largest seafood company in the U.S., had illegally dumped fish processing waste into the ocean for years at 15 of its facilities in Alaska. Also, the wastewater was not monitored for biochemical oxygen demand and the presence of industrial effluents. In 2011 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fined Trident Seafoods Corp. $2.5 million and required it to spend more than $30 million to settle Clean Water Act violations. Read more about the crisis here

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