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Wed Jun 19, 2019, 06:03 PM

Alaska fishermen appeal Carnival's $20 million pollution settlement

Three Alaskans are appealing a deal reached between Carnival Corporation and federal prosecutors after the world’s largest cruise company recently admitted to violating its felony probation.

The Miami-based cruise giant admitted to illegally discharging wastewater, plastics and other material and then trying to cover it up. One of its violations included tens of thousands of grey water discharged last year in Glacier Bay National Park.

Three Alaskans claimed harm from Carnival’s pollution under the federal Crime Victims Rights Act. But the district court judge denied the motion.

Eric Forrer, a retired fisherman who lives on Auke Bay near Juneau, said that left him perplexed.

Read more: https://www.alaskapublic.org/2019/06/17/alaska-fishermen-appeal-carnivals-20-million-pollution-settlement/

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