EPA Fines Cruise Line in Alaska

Princess Cruises
photo: Princess Cruises

The Environmental Protection Agency released a list this week of  Region 10 offenders and Princess Cruise Lines made the list for violating the Clean Water Act. Golden Princess was fined $20,000 for dumping swimming pool water in Glacier Bay, Alaska.

According to statement Princess gave USA Today, “We sincerely regret the accidental discharge of swimming pool water that occurred in 2011, and subsequently we took measures to prevent this from happening again.”

Princess was not alone, dozens  other violators made the list, ranging from grocery stores to local Department of Correction facilities, accumulating over $600,000 in penalties.

“Enforcing environmental laws is one of EPA’s fundamental responsibilities and helps keep our water safe, our land clean, and our air clear,” said Ed Kowalski, director of EPA Region 10 Compliance and Enforcement. “Vigorous and fair enforcement provides the protection our communities expect and the certainty sought by business and industry.”

Companies can be fined if violating the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and Underground Storage Tanks. Click here to see the full list from the EPA.

Region 10 covers  Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

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