East Providence firm fined by EPA

Jan 10, 2013

(PROVIDENCE, RI) A cold storage and ice manufacturing company with a facility in East Providence has been fined by the US Environmental Protection Agency.     Federal officials charge that Cape Cod Ice did not have a risk management plan in place at both its East Providence and Sandwich, Massachusetts plants.

The EPA says ammonia is a significant health hazard because it is corrosive to skin, eyes and lungs.  

The corporation of JP Lillis Enterprises, which operates Cape Cod Ice, has agreed to pay penalties of $225,000 and has submitted a risk management plan to the EPA.

This case stems from an EPA inspection of Cape Cod Ice in Sandwich in November 2011.

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