ExxonMobil to pay New Jersey $9.5 million to settle lawsuit over toxic chemical dump
ExxonMobil will pay New Jersey $9.5 million to settle a lawsuit over a toxic chemical dump.
It’s to resolve a Natural Resource Damages lawsuit brought against the company on behalf of the Department of Environmental Protection. Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and Commissioner of Environmental Protection Shawn M. LaTourette made the announcement.
The company used to have a refinery in Paulsboro. The state sued after ExxonMobil dumped PCB’s and other hazardous substances in wetlands in nearby East Greenwich.
That contamination can cause cancer and despite attempts to get rid of the chemical, inspections and testing shows it's still there.