Class Certification Granted To Property Owners In Illinois Oil Refinery Spill

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. - An Illinois federal judge granted class certification on Sept. 3 to owners of 387 properties in the Village of Roxana, Ill., who claim diminution of value as a result of alleged contamination of the land, air and water with benzene and other cancer-causing hydrocarbons by ConocoPhillips Co.'s Wood River Oil Refinery (Jeana Parko, et al. v. Shell Oil Company, et al., No. 3:12-cv-00336, S.D. Ill.).

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