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Louisiana Company Pleads Guilty To Violating Clean Water Act

On June 15, 2021, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, LLC (Great Lakes), pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to one count of violating the Clean Water Act. According to the information, in September 2016, Great Lakes discharged a harmful quantity of oil into a navigable water of the United States and on adjoining shorelines, affecting U.S. natural resources. The spill took place on the edge of Bay Long near Chenier Ronquille Barrier Island, Louisiana.
 
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with the Environmental Protection Agency–Criminal Investigative Division (EPA-CID) and Department of Commerce OIG.