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Unusual Dumping

Sharks Dumped Near Port Lavaca

Sharks dumped near Port Lavaca

Possible Violations

THSC Chapter 365.012(g)
State jial felony for commercial dumping any solid waste or littter weighing 200 pounds or more

TWC Section 7.145
Five year felony for disposing any waste or pollutant from a "point source" (i.e., in this case a truck) into or adjacent to water without a permit

Can you think of other possible violations?

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