Alaska seafood processor settles with state

Posted: Monday, October 25, 2010

WRANGELL - An Alaska seafood processor with Oregon ties has reached a settlement with environmental regulators over wastewater violations.

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation says Sea Level Seafoods LLC in Wrangell has agreed to pay $96,332. The DEC says the company cooperated with the state Department of Law and voluntarily entered into the agreement.

Scott Foley with the DEC says the company discharged crab and seafood processing wastewater for at least five years without the proper permits, which specify discharge limits and monitoring, treatment and reporting requirements.

Foley says the settlement amount represents the estimated economic benefit the company enjoyed by not having to comply with the required permits.

The processor's parent company is Pacific Seafood Group, based in Clackamas, Ore.

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