DEC, Sea Level Seafoods Reach Settlement Over Wastewater Violations

Tony Gorman, KSTK – Wrangell

Sea Level Seafoods and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation have reached a settlement over wastewater permit violations.  The Wrangell-based company will pay more than $92,000 in fines for discharging wastewater and waste into marine waters without a state or federal permit. Sea Level Seafoods discovered it was operating without a valid permit during an internal audit two years ago.

Sea Level immediately notified the DEC and the EPA of the violation and has applied for a new permit.

Sea Level voluntarily agreed to the settlement. Sea Level general manager Verne Phillips was unavailable for comment.

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