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United States v. Deaton

Citation: 30 ELR 20508
No. Nos. 98-2256, -2370, 209 F.3d 331/(4th Cir., 04/07/2000)

The court holds that developers' sidecasting of dredged spoil in a jurisdictional wetland constitutes the discharge of a pollutant under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The court first holds that the deposit of dredged or excavated material from a wetland back into the same wetland constitutes the discharge of a pollutant under the CWA....

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