Shell Licensee Hit With Contamination Suit

Law360, New York (April 14, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The owner of a service station in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, has filed a lawsuit accusing a Shell Oil Co. licensee of failing to clean up benzene and other residual hazardous substances at the site that are allegedly migrating toward a nearby source of drinking water.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico by Chico Service Station Inc., seeks injunctive relief against Sol Puerto Rico Ltd. and Shell, Sol's predecessor, for alleged violations of the Resource Conservation and...
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