(FAIRHAVEN, Mass.) -- Fairhaven Shipyard Companies Inc. violated the Clean Water Act and was fined $175,000 by the Environmental Protection Agency, according to the Standard Times.
Between December 2005 and July 2010, the EPA noted pressure-washing ship hulls in the shipyard released untreated wastewater into the New Bedford Harbor.
In 2008, the Coast Guard noticed large areas of red-stained water in the harbor. The pollutants discovered in the water were copper, lead and zinc from paint residue, as well as oil, grease and detergents.
The Fairhaven Shipyard worked with the EPA at the Fort Street facility and the Water Street facility to stop the spread of toxins.
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