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Federal judge rules against Formosa Plastics in pollution case, calling company a "serial offender"

The judge determined this week that the Taiwanese-owned company has been in "enormous" violation of its state-issued permits and federal clean water laws for discharging plastic pellets and other pollutants into Lavaca Bay and other waterways from its plant in Point Comfort.

Ronnie Hamrick points out the plastic pellets he collected with a swift scoop of his small net. Point Comfort, Texas. March …

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