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Shell to Pay $29.5 Million Toward California Superfund Cleanup

Aug. 10, 2021, 10:50 PM

Shell Oil Company has agreed to pay $29.5 million towards ongoing cleanup costs at the McColl Superfund Site in Fullerton, Calif., according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

The cost recovery settlement will go towards cleaning up waste and contaminated groundwater at the site, a disposal area for petroleum refinery waste contaminated with benzene, metals, and a volatile chemical known as tetrahydrothiophene, according to a federal consent decree. A federal court earlier found Shell liable for the cleanup as one of the parties responsible for the contamination.

Shell has agreed to pay the $29.5 million to resolve its share of …

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