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Oil Spill Law Does Not Cover ‘Passive’ Discharge (access required)

A county does not have to compensate the owners of a 165-acre “manufactured home” park for its contamination of groundwater by leachate and gas from an adjacent county landfill,  as the Supreme Court of Virginia says Virginia’s Oil Discharge Law “does not apply to the passive, gradual seepage of leachate and landfill gas into groundwater,” ...

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