CHEVRON U.S.A. INC. pleaded guilty to violations of federal antipollution rules in 1982-87 by dumping oil, grease, and other waste in federal waters off California and agreed to pay an $8 million fine. The violations occurred near one of Chevron's platforms in the Santa Barbara Channel, 12 miles southwest of Ventura. CUSA Pres. Raymond Galvin appeared in court with a check for $6.5 million, pledging to pay the rest later.

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