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United States v. Dixie Carriers, Inc.

Citation: 9 ELR 20250
No. No. 77-2090, 462 F. Supp. 1126/(E.D. La., 10/27/1978)

In a suit by the United States seeking reimbursement for the costs of cleaning up an oil spill, the court holds that the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) provides a limitation on the amount of recovery, in the absence of willful negligence or misconduct, and precludes recovery in excess of this limitation under the Refuse Act or theor...

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