posted on Apr, 9 2013 @ 10:29 PM
ExxonMobil must pay $236M for N.H. pollution
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Exxon Mobil was found liable Tuesday in a long-running lawsuit over groundwater contamination caused by the gasoline
additive MTBE. The jury ordered the oil giant to pay $236 million to New Hampshire to clean it up.
The jurors reached their verdicts in less than 90 minutes, after sitting through nearly three months of testimony in the longest state trial in New
Less than 90 minutes it took the jury to come to a verdict after a grueling 3 month trial AND Exxon says there was still more evidence that was never
presented (butthurt) BUT either way, only 90 minutes and New Hampshire was awarded over a quarter billion dollars & 16 million from Citgo who was a
co-defendant that settled out of court. Word is 600 wells so far have come up with MTBE in their water and an expert testified that number could reach
over 5000 so NH has a lot of work ahead of them, expensive work.
So Big Oil fouls up again but with record earnings I'm sure they can handle losing a little over a quarter billion dollars and Citgo losing 16
million is chump change.