Polar Tankers fined $2.5 million
Spill was unreported; attempt made to cover up incident draws fine, probation; company dismisses individuals responsible
Anchorage Daily News
A ConocoPhillips tanker company has agreed to pay a fine and other penalties totaling $2.5 million for spilling oily sludge into the ocean after leaving Valdez with a load of Alaska oil, then falsifying records to cover it up.
Polar Tankers Inc. pleaded guilty Oct. 23 in Anchorage to a criminal pol....
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