SPILLS U.S. CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS in Chicago ordered Amoco Corp. to pay about $204 million in damages to the French government and other French parties as a result of the March 1978 Amoco Cadiz supertanker oil spill (OGJ, Mar. 27, 1978, p. 108). A lower court had ordered Amoco to pay $155 million. Amoco also was ordered to pay $30 million to Shell Oil Co., owner of the spilled oil. Amoco may try to recover some money from shipbuilder Astilleros Espanoles SA, also found liable. Amoco is reviewing the order. GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY filed a $15.678 million complaint, the largest administrative penalty in its history, agains...

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