EPA: Ore. seafood company to pay penalty



PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The federal Environmental Protection Agency says an Astoria seafood company will pay nearly $27,000 in penalties for failing to keep proper records of the dates it serviced its blast freezer, which uses chemicals that can damage the earth’s ozone layer if released.

The EPA said in a statement Monday that Da Yang Seafoods has taken steps to improve its maintenance program, including buying equipment and training employees.