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United States v. Le Beouf Bros. Towing Co.

ELR Citation: ELR 20708
Nos. No. 74-3140, 537 F.2d 149/9 ERC 1118/(5th Cir., 08/16/1976)

Provisions in the Water Quality Improvement Act of 1970, which are identical to those in the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972, and which confer immunity from criminal prosecution upon persons reporting an oil spill, do not extend to the assessment of civil penalties against such persons under a strict liability standard....

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