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Illinois sues Shell Pipeline Co.

ABC7Chicago.com: Illinois sues Shell Pipeline Co.

“The Illinois attorney general’s office is suing the subsidiary of Shell Oil Company”: “A spokesman for Shell Pipeline Company says officials did not know that the 200 tons of soil they dumped at a landfill was contaminated with benzene — a chemical that has been linked to cancer”

September 17, 2004

(Geneva, Ill.) — A spokesman for Shell Pipeline Company says officials did not know that the 200 tons of soil they dumped at a landfill was contaminated with benzene — a chemical that has been linked to cancer.

The Illinois attorney general’s office is suing the subsidiary of Shell Oil Company. The lawsuit filed yesterday alleges Shell Pipeline officials knew the soil was contaminated and dumped it illegally in Geneva. The lawsuit asks for Shell Pipeline to pay 50-thousand dollars for each law violation and 10-thousand dollars for each day they have occurred.

Shell Pipeline spokesman Shawn Frederick says the Houston-based company is working with state and Kane County officials to resolve the issue and that it regrets dumping the tainted soil.

The tainted soil came from a pipeline project in Kankakee County.

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