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Butte County prosecutor wants state agency fined up to $51 billion for Oroville spillway failure

Butte County prosecutors are seeking up to $51 billion in fines and penalties against California’s water agency for damage caused to local river-based wildlife after the Oroville dam spillway failure last year, officials said. In a civil complaint filed this week, District Atty. Mike Ramsey accused...
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