Ship recyclers plead guilty to violations

Apr 23, 2012 | 11:29 AM | Lisa Gordon

Tags  ship scrapping, Sea Solutions, Steven Avery, Billy Avery, Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — The owners of a Norfolk, Va.-based ship-scrapping company face prison time and fines for allegedly demolishing a vessel in 2010 that was still filled with contaminants.

Billy J. Avery, 81, and Steven E. Avery, 56, the owners of Sea Solutions Inc., pleaded guilty to environmental charges in U.S. District Court in Virginia. They were charged with conspiring to illegally discharge pollutants, in violation of the Clean Water Act, and with making....





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