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LEAKAGE. The waste which has taken place in liquids, by their escaping out of the casks or vessels in which they were kept. By the act of March 2, 1799, s. 59, 1 Story's L. U. S, 625, it is provided that there be an allowance of two per cent for leakage, on the quantity which shall appear by the gauge to be contained in any cask of liquors, subject to duty by the gallon and ten per cent on all beer, ale, and porter, in bottles and five per cent on all other liquors in bottles; to be deducted, from the invoice quantity, in lieu of breakage or it shall be lawful to compute the duties on the actual quantity, to be ascertained by tale, at the option of the importer, to be made at the time of entry.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Officials from the Department of Finance and Bureau of Customs (BOC) admitted that the government is experiencing revenue leakages but they were quick to point out that they have been taking steps to address it.
He added that the lack of oversight of the correction agencies also contributes to such leakages.
"We would want this to happen as soon as possible to detect leakages in our oil pipeline system from Mombasa to Kisumu," Mr Andambi said.
Government agencies have sealed off water wells over suspected oil leakages in Bahati, Changamwe.
There are no current estimates of the ratio of gas leakages on the consumer side.
Summary: Previously it took 40 days before residents were notified of any leakages, leading to unusually high bills.
'The MALAYSIA special plate series bidding collection of RM13.2 million may be higher than average, but imagine if we had about 30 number series in the past with an average leakage of RM5 million that is almost RM100 million in leakages,' he said.
THE Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has expressed worries over activities of maritime, oil and gas agencies of government operating at the nation's seaports, saying that all of them contributes in one way or the other to revenue leakages. The anti graft commission however called on the Federal Government to take drastic and urgent actions on such revenue leakages to avoid collapse of the nations economy.
CISNR presented 'Fix It' application allows consumers to anonymously register complaints by sharing the location and picture of gas leakages, low gas pressure, gas theft such as meter by passing, meter tampering, underground connections or other anomalies so that corrective actions can be taken by SNGPL officials.
Anastomotic leakages occur at a rate of about 8% to 13% after esophageal surgery [1-4].