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Fri January 4, 2013

Judge: Houston Company Must Pay for Faked Tests

A judge says a Houston company must pay $1 million in fines and community service payments for falsifying water tests at an offshore production platform in 2009.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans says in a news release that U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon sentenced W&T Offshore Inc. on Thursday. The company had pleaded guilty to tampering with monitoring required under the Clean Water Act.

Permits require monthly tests of whether oil and grease discharges are within federal limits.

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