Ore. Railroad Pays To End Diesel Spill CWA Case

Law360, New York (October 8, 2010, 4:32 PM EDT) -- The Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad Inc. has paid $272,900 to settle government allegations that it violated the Clean Water Act when one of its trains derailed and spilled 4,200 gallons of diesel into an Oregon creek.

Roseburg, Ore.-based Central Oregon will not be required to take corrective measures, since it has already taken steps to maintain compliance with the law, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday.

Under the deal, the federal government will take $262,100 as a civil penalty. The state of Oregon is...
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