Exxon Wants US To Cover Cleanup Under WWII Contract

Law360, New York (March 3, 2011, 6:45 PM EST) -- The federal government should be required to pay for cleanup at Texas and Louisiana facilities where Exxon Mobil Corp. predecessors made aviation fuel for the military during World War II, the company told the U.S. Court of Federal Claims on Wednesday.

In a motion for partial summary judgment, ExxonMobil cited an August Court of Federal Claims decision finding that the government was liable for environmental cleanup costs Shell Oil Co. incurred due to a similar WWII-era contract for a California facility.

In that decision, which is...
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