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United States v. Apex Oil Co.

ELR Citation: 38 ELR 20194
Nos. No. 05-cv-242, (S.D. Ill., 07/28/2008)

A district held an oil company jointly and severally liable under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act for soil and groundwater contamination near a former refinery in Hartford, Illinois. The company must abate the existing and potential threats to human health and the environment posed by an accumulation of subsurface petroleum hydrocarbons contaminating soil and groundwater beneath the site at an estimated cost of $150 million.