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Barge Company Indicted Regarding Benzene Leak

June 18, 2007

The US Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky issued a press release stating that a barge company and three employees have been indicted for violations of the Ports and Waterways Safety Act, the Clean Water Act, and conspiracy. Allegedly, a barge owned by the company experienced a benzene leak. The leak was patched, but not reported to the US Coast Guard. The barge suffered a second leak, while being operated by another company. The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. Source: HK Law


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