Exxon Restarts Oil Spill Cleanup

Law360, New York (June 29, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- ExxonMobil Corp. on Thursday restarted an important part of an oil pumping system in order to speed up the cleanup of a 17 million gallon spill that has leaked underground and into rivers for nearly 70 years.

ExxonMobil shut down the pumping system in March, a few weeks after the state of New York initiated legal action against the oil giant for violations of the federal Clean Water Act and other laws.

But the state cried foul, claiming ExxonMobil's shut-off action was a deliberate violation of...
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