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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Kirby to Pay $4.9 Mln Penalty over Oil Spill

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September 27, 2016

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Kirby Inland Marine LP has agreed to pay $4.9 million in civil penalties to settle claims stemming from a 4,000-barrel oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel in March 2014, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.
The company, a subsidiary of Kirby Corp, also agreed to implement operating improvements across its hundreds of vessels operating in U.S. inland waters, the department said in a statement.

(Reporting by Tim Ahmann; Writing by Eric Walsh; Editing by Susan Heavey)
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