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United States v. Le Beouf Bros. Towing Co.

Citation: 10 ELR 20548
No. No. 75-3261, 621 F.2d 787/14 ERC 2089/(5th Cir., 07/18/1980)

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rules that the owner of a barge from which oil was discharged may not, in an action by the United States to recover its cleanup costs pursuant to § 311(f) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, escape liability on the ground that the owner of a tug that was towing the barge was an independent contract...

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