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United States v. M/V Big Sam

Citation: 11 ELR 20502
No. No. 78-86, 505 F. Supp. 1029/17 ERC 1290/(E.D. La., 01/22/1981) Final judgment

The court rules that under § 311(g) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA), the owner of a "third party" vessel causing the discharge of oil into navigable waters is not liable to the United States for cleanup costs where the owner proved that the spill was caused solely by an act of the vessel's operator....

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