Apex Oil to pay for Illinois pollution cleanup

08/11/2008
Apex Oil Co. Inc. has been ordered to clean up contamination from its former refining operations in Hartford, Ill., the US Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency jointly announced July 29. Chief Judge David R. Herndon of the US District Court for the Southern District of Illinois issued the order on July 28 following a 5-week trial of a DOJ-EPA lawsuit against Apex in January and February.The cleanup, which will cost the privately held Clayton, Mo., oil products company at least $150 million, involves extensive soil and groundwater contamination, the federal agencies said.Soil and groundwater beneath Hartford, north of St. Louis on the Mississippi River, have been conta...
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