US firms pay $120 mln to clean Texas dump site

Author: Reuters, Published on: 10 September 2001

A group of refiners and petrochemical companies has agreed to pay $120 million for cleaning up a contaminated dump site in Texas, the U.S. Justice Department announced last week. The second-largest settlement in the history of the federal environmental Superfund program will go to the U.S. government and the State of Texas to cover their cleanup costs. The firms accused of wrongdoing include Exxon Mobil, Shell Oil Co., Phillips Petroleum and BP-owned Atlantic Richfield, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Occidental Chemical Corp., the El Paso Group and Rohm & Haas, a provider of specialty chemicals.

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Related companies: BP ConocoPhillips El Paso Energy ExxonMobil Goodyear Occidental Petroleum Rohm & Haas (part of Dow Chemical) Shell