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Mercury dumping untreated wastewater in Puget Sound?


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What's this all about? The dates are last year (2005), but still... Bad press!


The Seattle Times reports today that Celebrity Cruises faces a $100,000 fine for the Mercury dumping 500,000 gallons of untreated wastewater into Puget Sound. Though it initially claimed it hadn't dumped, shipboard documents contradicted the company's claim. The dumping happended 10 times over nine days in September and October 2005.


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Apparenlty shipboard documents contradict the claims of Celebrity becuase of an abnormally large distance to international waters. typically 3 miles - which the ship was outside of - seattle's distance is a bit more to include Puget Sound.


seems to have been a misunderstanding on the part of the crew as to actually where international waters were.

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