The New York Post reports that the civil penalty announced Tuesday is the largest ever collected by the Coast Guard in a federal Clean Water Act case. Bouchard Transportation Co. of Melville and its owner, the B. No. 125 Corp., agreed to the settlement. It's awaiting approval from a Brooklyn federal judge.
More than 50,000 barrels of unleaded gasoline spilled into the Arthur Kill during the explosion.
Information from: New York Post, http://www.nypost.com