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Total Petroleum, Inc. v. United States

Citation: 17 ELR 21001
No. No. 439-85L, 12 Cl. Ct. 178/25 ERC 2102/(Cl. Ct., 04/17/1987)

The court holds that a petroleum company may not recover cleanup costs from the government under Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) § 311(i)(1) for an oil spill into a creek caused by the rupture of an oil pipeline during a flood, since the petroleum company did not exercise reasonable care to prevent or minimize the likelihood of ...

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