$52 Million Settlement
For environmental contamination of municipal water supplies of MTBE by Petroleum Refiners and Retailers.
MTBE (Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether) has been discovered to be leaking from storage tanks sealed improperly in a variety of plants involved in chemical production. The flow found its way into approximately 20 systems of water belonging to numerous states. Because of this, the ecological contamination by Petroleum Retailers and Refiners’ MTBE was nicely litigated from the Napoli Shkolnik group resulting in a $52 settlement to straighten out the impacts of the contamination. The payoff went to the providers of water of different municipals changed to put up better centers of water treatment free of charge to most of the users and homeowners in the affected regions.