Ill. AG Again Targets Koch Unit Over Refinery Pollution

Law360, Chicago (March 5, 2014, 1:02 PM EST) -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan sued a Koch Industries Inc. unit on Tuesday for allegedly allowing refinery byproducts to pollute the Calumet River from its storage facility in Chicago, marking the second time she has targeted the company for environmental violations in six months.

KCBX Terminals Co., a North Dakota-based subsidiary of the oil services giant, has failed to seal off its massive outdoor piles of coal and petroleum coke, or "pet coke," from the river, allowing storm water runoff to contaminate the waterway, the attorney...
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