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Toxic legacy of Shell in Ecuador, Panama, and Costa Rica?

Decades later, when American factory workers producing DBCP were found to be sterile and doctors in Costa Rica began to diagnose sterility in hundreds of banana plantation workers, health officials would question why Dow and Shell continued to sell a product knowing that “testicular atrophy may result from prolonged, repeated exposure.” By John Donovan Shell […]

Shell’s toxic legacy in Curacao

From pages 52, 53, 54 & 55 of “Royal Dutch Shell and its sustainability troubles” – Background report to the Erratum of Shell’s Annual Report 2010 The report was made on behalf of Milieudefensie (Friends of the Earth Netherlands) Author: Albert ten Kate: May 2011. A toxic legacy in Curacao Curacao and its oil refinery […]

Water board torture for Shell Oil Co

The Associated Press March 15, 2011, 10:10PM ET Water board orders Shell to clean up neighborhood LOS ANGELES A California water board has ordered Shell Oil Co. to clean up a Carson neighborhood built on top of an oil storage facility that could hold up to 140 million gallons of crude oil. The Los Angeles […]

Cleanup ordered at Carson neighborhood Shell Oil polluted

1:08 p.m. | Molly Peterson | KPCC State water regulators have ordered Shell Oil to clean up and monitor pollution in soil under the Carousel neighborhood of Carson. Testing found benzene and hydrocarbons – chemicals known to cause cancer – four years ago. The neighborhood sits where Shell maintained crude oil in reservoirs for decades. […]

Brazil Court Fines Shell, Basf for Making Workers Sick

The plant was built in 1977 by Shell… Dozens of former employees of the plant have been diagnosed with prostate, thyroid and other types of cancer, circulatory, liver and intestinal illnesses, as well as infertility and sexual impotence, the statement added. Caracas, Saturday August 21,2010 SAO PAULO – A Brazilian court has ordered the local units […]

Roll call of Shell toxic brands deadly to insects, crop pests AND humans

“Note the admission that Shell employees at a drins’ production plant were used as guinea pigs in a related study of carcinogenic properties carried out by the Royal Dutch Group.” By John Donovan Shell pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and insecticides The roll call of Shell toxic brands deadly to insects, crop pests and humans… Aldrin; Aldrin […]

Toxic soil lurks beneath Carson neighborhood

“Shell was slow to cooperate with the investigation, Egoscue said. “Initially they were dragging their feet,” she added. The agency sent the company a notice of violation in April 2009.” “Most residents have joined a lawsuit against Shell and others…” “It’s the most despicable situation I’ve seen in 40 years of doing this…” Rosemary Noval […]

Groundwater decontamination from Valero refinery involving Motiva Enterprises to cost tens of millions

Costs for containing and cleaning up soil and groundwater alone are likely to run into the “tens of millions,” Small said. Motiva Enterprises, a joint venture of Shell and Saudi Arabia’s national oil company, is responsible for most of the groundwater cleanup.

Shell fined for polluting groundwater: fined £18,000, ordered to pay £53,198 costs and for estimated £5 million clean up

Our officers traced the contamination to its source and the culprits are now spending millions cleaning up their act.’