City Claims Dow, Shell Polluted Wells: Report

Law360, New York (March 20, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Dow Chemical Co. and Shell Oil Co. have reportedly been slapped with a lawsuit by the city of Bakersfield, Calif., and the California-based company that delivers water to its residents, accusing them of knowingly polluting drinking water wells with a suspected carcinogen used in pesticides.

The lawsuit, filed Monday in a San Bernardino County court, says that the chemical, 1,2,3-Trichloropropane, has been found at extremely low levels in about 60 of the 200 wells owned by the city and California Water Service Co., the Bakersfield Californian...
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