Exxon Forks Over $8M To NY In Oil Spill Settlement

Law360, New York (November 22, 2013, 5:23 PM EST) -- Exxon Mobil Corp. will pay New York over $8 million to resolve pollution claims and cover remediation costs incurred by environmental regulators while addressing an oil spill near the Canadian border, the state Attorney General's office said Friday.

The contamination dates back to at least 2001, when state officials discovered tainted soil during an environmental assessment near Exxon's main terminal facility in Ogdenburg, NY. A subsequent investigation around the oil company's plant revealed widespread oil pollution, according to state officials.

The settlement funds will be used...
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