Exxon Mobil Loses $236M MTBE Cleanup Appeal In NH

Law360, New York (October 2, 2015, 5:11 PM EDT) -- The New Hampshire Supreme Court upheld a $236 million trial judgment against Exxon Mobil in a groundwater contamination case Friday, capping 12 years of litigation in the state over a gasoline additive that is meant to reduce air pollution but may cause cancer.

A jury in 2013 found Exxon Mobil liable for pollution linked to MTBE and awarded New Hampshire $236 million for testing and cleanup costs. (Credit: AP) The state won the judgment in 2013 against Exxon Mobil Corp. and ExxonMobil Oil Corp. over its use of methyl tertiary butyl ether, or MTBE. Around $195 million of the judgment meant...

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