Southern Union Unit Settles With Spill Victims

Law360, New York (July 17, 2009, 5:24 PM EDT) -- A division of Southern Union Co. has agreed to bury the hatchet with 90 Rhode Island residents over a 2004 incident in which illegally stored liquid mercury was vandalized from a Pawtucket facility, leading to a hazardous spill that affected a nearby apartment complex.

The confidential settlement was revealed Thursday with a stipulation to dismiss the charges against New England Gas Co., a subsidiary of Texas-based Southern Union, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island.

All of the plaintiffs' claims have...
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