RI Boatbuilder Fined for Emissions Violations

EastBayRI.com: Blount Boats [of Warren, Rhode Island] will pay a $24,000 penalty and spend at least $230,000 on a new “tent” building over its ways on the Warren River, to resolve federal claims that the boatbuilding company violated federal and state clean air regulations.

Blount received town approval in January to build the 44’-tall tent structure over its ways; the tent, Blount president Marcia Blount said, is necessary to prevent paint spray and other chemicals from escaping as workers finished hulls.

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