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Colonial Pipeline Company

has reached a settlement with the U.S. government for the amount of $34 million dollars, the largest civil penalty that a company has paid in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's history. The suit was in regards to seven separate violations of the Clean Water Act, where the company spilled 1.45 million gallons of oil in five states, from its 5,500 pipeline. In addition to the settlement, the company will pay $30 million dollars in environmental upgrades to its pipeline. (Apr-01-03)


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Published on May-7-03


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