The company allegedly violated federal regulations designed to prevent chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) from leaking from industrial refrigeration equipment and damaging the earth’s stratospheric ozone layer.

EPA alleged that all three facilities in Raynham, Sharon and Westfield, failed to certify to EPA that they had appropriate CFC recovery or recycling equipment.

Furthermore, an uncertified technician serviced appliances containing CFCs on various occasions at the Raynham and Sharon facilities, these violations were corrected by the company in April 2010.

Preferred Freezer initially provided incomplete responses to an EPA information request, this violation was also corrected last year.

Preferred Freezer owns and operates 25 refrigerated warehouse facilities in the US.