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Shell, BP, Sunoco Reach $196M Deal With NJ In Pollution Suit

Law360 (March 12, 2018, 6:27 PM EDT) -- Shell, BP and Sunoco entities have agreed to pay $196.5 million to resolve New Jersey’s contamination claims over a gasoline additive that seeped into groundwater throughout the state, in the latest settlements in the 11-year environmental litigation against dozens of companies, state authorities said Monday.

The oil giants were among nearly 50 companies named in the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s June 2007 lawsuit alleging their manufacture, blending and distribution of the additive known as methyl tertiary butyl ether, or MTBE, affected the groundwater, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced.

The state has so far received $350 million in settlements...

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