Exxon Refinery Sued Over Dust Cloud Release In La.

Law360, New York (September 9, 2010, 5:39 PM EDT) -- Chalmette Refining LLC, a joint venture operated by Exxon Mobil Corp., has been hit with a putative class action over a recent power failure that caused a smokestack at a Louisiana oil refinery to release a cloud of dust over a nearby residential area.

In a complaint filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, plaintiff Lauren Stone accuses Chalmette of negligently endangering the residents of a large area of St. Bernard Parish, La.

Nearly 2,000 pounds of powdery white dust...
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