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.). subscribers may access Environmental Law and Toxic Torts resources on Mealey's subscribers may search Mealey's Litigation Reports by Practice Area.  Additional Environmental Law resources including  Emerging Issues Analysis, are available in the LexisNexis Store.  Grad, Treatise on Environmental Law, is available in the LexisNexis Bookstore and examines issues and analyzes the statutes and important caselaw in every environmental problem area.

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