Pollution at NJ Waterfront Refineries
A New Jersey appeals court ordered Exxon Mobil to pay the state for lost recreational opportunities, such as swimming, fishing and bird watching, resulting from pollution at its waterfront refineries. The state filed suit in 2004 after Exxon Mobil, which had been working since 1991 to clean sites in Linden and Bayonne, balked at its request to also pay for the loss of natural recreation opportunities. In March 2015, the lawsuit settled for $225 million, in addition to Exxon Mobil’s separate obligation to remediate the contaminated Bayonne and Linden refinery sites at the company’s own expense.
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