Shell, Chevron Pay $5.6M To Settle Contamination Claims

Law360, Los Angeles (October 16, 2013, 4:19 PM EDT) -- Shell Oil Co. and Chevron Corp. have agreed to pay $4.5 million and $1.1 million, respectively, to settle claims by the Crescenta Valley Water District that their gasoline contaminated the utility's wells and nearby groundwater, according to court records.

U.S. District Judge Josephine L. Staton on Tuesday approved Shell's and Chevron's separate good faith settlement agreements with CVWD, resolving the La Crescenta, Calif.-based water utility's claims against the companies. Shell and Chevron submitted motions in August seeking approval of their respective settlements.

The companies have continued...
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