BP Hit With $500B Suit Over Texas Refinery's Emissions

Law360, New York (June 14, 2012, 4:05 PM EDT) -- More than 43,000 Texas residents are suing BP PLC for $500 billion over air pollution from a 2010 emissions event at a Texas City refinery that sent 3.75 million pounds of chemicals into the air over a 40-day period, an attorney for the plaintiffs said Thursday.

With the deadline recently passing for filing claims relating to the incident, which allegedly caused benzene, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides to seep into the air and water, court-appointed liaison counsel Anthony G. Buzbee said 43,700 residents have come forward...
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