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US court slaps record fine on Evergreen

Author: Wang Hsiao-wen, Taipei Times, Published on: 6 April 2005

...Taiwan's largest container-shipping firm, Evergreen Marine Corp [part of Evergreen Group], yesterday confirmed it will pay a record US$25 million fine for discharging oil in international waters near US ports...The US Coast Guard first investigated the spill of 1,900 liters of oil into the Columbia River near Kalama, Washington, in 2001..."We have taken full responsibility for the actions of employees who failed to comply with the worldwide company policy of protecting the environment," spokesperson Barbara Yennias said. [also refers to Evergreen America, Greencompass Marine, Evergreen International (all part of Evergreen Group)]

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Related companies: Evergreen America (part of Evergreen Group) Evergreen Group Evergreen Marine (part of Evergreen Group)