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Ocean Dumping Settlement Yields $1.9 Million for Maine
09/22/2009  

The agreement with an oil tanker company settles allegations that the company illegally dumped waste oil into the ocean off six cities around the country.

Maine will get nearly $2 million to promote the health of the Gulf of Maine as a result of a federal settlement with an oil tanker company for illegally dumping waste into the ocean.

Under the settlement involving six cities in five states, Overseas Shipholding Group Inc. agreed to pay $37 million for the violations.  Of that, $9.2 million will be dedicated to cleaning up the marine environment.  Maine's share of that was $1.9 million. 

Overseas Shipholding acknowledged dumping waste oil into the ocean and trying to hide the discharges.

Other cities included in the settlement are Boston, MA, Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, Beaumont, TX and Wilmington, NC.

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