03/28/2008 02:43 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Corporations Owe US $35 Billion In Unpaid Fines, Stiffing Gov't On Gas Spills, Coal Disasters, Nuclear Exposure...

When a gasoline spill and fiery explosion killed three young people in Washington state, officials announced a record penalty against a gas pipeline company: $3 million to send the message that such tragedies "must never happen again."

When nuclear labs around the country were found exposing workers to radiation and breaking other safety rules, assessments totaling $2.5 million were quickly ordered.

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