|By Tyrone Richardson, The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
The government is asking a judge for damages and an award for destruction to natural resources, in addition to
An attorney for Black Med,
"Even if the pollution recovered is 'oil' within the meaning ... and even if the ... John F. is the source of some of the oil found in the vicinity of
The lawsuit asks that the companies be held liable under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, which was enacted in response to the infamous 1989 Exxon Valdez oil tanker spill. It also demands payment for removal costs and damages. The government alleges that John F. was taking on a type of fuel known as heavy bunker fuel from a barge while anchored in
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