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Refrigeration company pays $75K fine
The Environmental Protection Agency says Preferred Freezer Services has agreed to pay $75,000 to settle accusations of environmental violations at three cold-storage facilities in Massachusetts.
The refrigerated warehouse company was accused of violating federal regulations designed to prevent chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) from leaking from industrial refrigeration equipment and damaging the Earth's stratospheric ozone layer.
The alleged violations occurred at Preferred Freezer's facilities in Raynham, Sharon and Westfield.
The EPA says the stratospheric ozone layer protects the Earth from harmful ultraviolet radiation When CFCs are released into the air, they damage that layer and allow harmful radiation to reach the Earth.