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United States v. General Motors Corp.

Citation: 6 ELR 20248
No. No. H-74-314, 403 F. Supp. 1151/8 ERC 1707/(D. Conn., 01/20/1976)

A finding that the defendant was free from material negligence in the discharge of about 7,000 gallons of oil is not a defense to liability under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 (FWPCA), 33 U.S.C. § 1321(b)(6), ELR 41101, but it will support only the imposition of a nominal penalty of one dollar....

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