Water Pollution Liability

Published: | Updated: July 15, 2017

Definition - What does Water Pollution Liability mean?

Water pollution liability establishes legal and financial obligation for indirect or direct contamination of bodies of waters, such as streams, rivers, lakes, and oceans. Entities found liable for contaminating bodies of water may be liable for regulatory fines; damages to third-party property or revenue loss; medical expenses, should anyone suffer; clean-up, and more.

Insuranceopedia explains Water Pollution Liability

The operators and owners of boats, vessels, shipyards, cargo, marinas, and other entities working in or around bodies of water may be held liable for water pollution. They can purchase liability insurance to protect against potential financial losses. Water pollution liability insurance covers the costs of clean-up and continues coverage even if the company in question goes bankrupt. This is to ensure that clean-up is completed and victims are compensated.

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