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New Jersey Settles for Fraction of Damages Originally Sought from Exxon Over Contamination


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New Jersey Settles for Fraction of Damages Originally Sought from Exxon Over Contamination

TRENTON, NJ - The State of New Jersey and ExxonMobil today released the details of a proposed settlement over damages due for decades of soil and groundwater contamination across more than 1,500 acres of wetlands, marshes, meadows, and waters in the northern part of the state.

The state initially argued that ExxonMobil owed the state $8.9 billion in damages, but is settling for $225 million.

A statement follows from Mitch Bernard, Director of Litigation at the Natural Resources Defense Council:

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