LA County Not Liable For Water Pollution: Judge

Law360, New York (April 28, 2010, 3:27 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has found that Los Angeles County is not liable for polluted runoff that flowed into four local rivers, despite finding earlier that the county's discharges onto a popular Malibu beach and into a marine reserve breached the Clean Water Act.

Although monitoring indicated that pollutants in the rivers exceeded water quality standards, Judge A. Howard Matz of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California said Tuesday that evidence did not show the county, rather than other polluters, was the source...
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