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Date: 12/13/2001 (Date of Settlement)
Misconduct Type: Environment
Enforcement Agency: EPA
Contracting Party: None
Court Type: Civil
Synopsis: "United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2,…announced one of the largest hazardous waste settlements in history, with the filing of a Consent Decree, settling a hazardous waste case filed in 1996 against Mobil Oil Corporation. The case alleged mismanagement of benzene-contaminated wastes at Port Mobil, a major petroleum product storage and distribution terminal on the Arthur Kill in Staten Island. United States v. Mobil Oil Corporation, 96-1432 (JG). The case was scheduled for trial this week before United States District Judge John Gleeson. The Consent Decree is with Exxon Mobil Corporation, as a result of the 1999 merger of Mobil and Exxon."