Dredging contractor Cashman Dredging & Marine Contracting Co., LLC will pay $185,000 to settle alleged dumping violations off the coast of Rhode Island.
The Quincy, Mass.-based company will pay the fine under a recent settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for alleged violations of the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA, also known as the Ocean Dumping Act).
EPA alleged that the violations occurred during the transport of dredged material from New Bedford Harbor in Mass. to the Rhode Island Sound Disposal Site (RISDS). On one occasion, a disposal vessel operated as part of the project dumped its load of dredged material 2.
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