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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

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