Bouchard Will Pay $13.3M To End Claims From Oil Barge Spill

Law360, New York (October 20, 2017, 6:23 PM EDT) -- Bouchard Transportation Co. Inc. will pay $13.3 million, plus interest, to the federal government in connection with a 2003 incident that dumped 98,000 gallons of oil off the Massachusetts and Rhode Island coasts, according to an agreement filed Thursday in Massachusetts federal court.

The consent decree was filed with a related complaint by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration over claims related to the April 27, 2003, spill, which occurred when a Bouchard oil barge, towed by a subsidiary’s tugboat, hit a shoal and cracked open near Buzzards Bay. Massachusetts and Rhode Island have...

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