NJ Settles Water Pollution Suit Against Oil Refiner

Law360, New York (August 5, 2013, 11:21 PM EDT) -- Western Refining Yorktown Inc. has agreed to pay $285,000 to settle claims that it was responsible for contaminating New Jersey’s water supply with a gasoline additive, the state's Department of Environmental Protection announced Monday.

According to a notice in the New Jersey Register, the DEP accepted the settlement from Western Refining, which was accused of contaminating New Jersey’s water with methyl tert-butyl ether, or MBTE, an additive used to increase gasoline’s oxygen content. The money will settle the oil company’s alleged liability for past and future...
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