Illinois Village Sues Shell, Other Oil Companies Over Alleged Benzene Leaks

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - An Illinois village of 1,500 people has sued several oil refining companies in state court, saying in a March 20 complaint that the Wood River Oil Refinery has contaminated the village's land, air and water with benzene and other cancer-causing hydrocarbons (Village of Roxana v. Shell Oil Co., et al., No. 2012 L 357, Ill. Cir., Madison Co.).

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