(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.
Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you. email@example.com