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L.A. County responsible for polluted runoff that flows into sea, appellate panel rules

Mar 10, 2011 11:39:47 PM- latimes.com
The flood control district said its channels and storm drains were just conduits for upstream polluters. The federal judges side with plaintiffs regarding the L.A. and San Gabriel rivers but say they failed to prove county responsibility for runoff in Malibu Creek and the Santa Clara River.

In a victory for environmental groups, a federal appeals court panel has found Los Angeles County and the county flood control district responsible for discharging polluted storm runoff that flows down the Los Angeles and San Gabriel rivers to the Pacific Ocean.

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