Roxana http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Third lawsuit filed over groundwater pollution in Roxana, Ill. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/third-lawsuit-filed-over-groundwater-pollution-roxana-ill <p><em>Updated at 6:20 p.m. with comments from Phillips66 and Shell Oil.</em></p><p>Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is the latest filer of <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/95200480/WRB-COMPLAINT-05-23-2012-14-33-57#fullscreen">a lawsuit</a>&nbsp;regarding groundwater pollution from the Wood River Refinery in Roxana, Ill.</p> Tue, 29 May 2012 20:34:12 +0000 Kelsey Proud & Véronique LaCapra 3806 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Third lawsuit filed over groundwater pollution in Roxana, Ill. Second suit filed over contamination from Roxana, Ill. oil refinery http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/second-suit-filed-over-contamination-roxana-ill-oil-refinery <p>A second lawsuit has been filed over contamination from the Wood River Oil Refinery in Roxana, Ill.</p><p>In <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/89836969/Contamination-Lawsuit-Roxana-Ill#fullscreen">the suit</a>, Roxana property owners allege that carcinogenic chemicals, including benzene, released from the refinery have contaminated their properties.</p><p>The property owners are seeking compensation for the alleged damage.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 16:46:07 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 3503 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Second suit filed over contamination from Roxana, Ill. oil refinery Village of Roxana, Ill. files suit over contamination from oil refinery http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/village-roxana-ill-files-suit-over-contamination-oil-refinery <p>The Village of Roxana, Ill. <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/86137735/2012-03-20-Complaint-Filed-Village-of-Roxana-v-Shell-Oil-Company-Et-Al#fullscreen">filed suit today</a> over contamination from the Wood River Oil Refinery.</p><p>The suit against Shell Oil, ConocoPhillips, and WRB Refining alleges damage to village property from chemicals that have spilled or leaked from the refinery.</p><p>Derek Brandt is the lead attorney on the case for the Simmons Firm, which has joined Roxana Village Attorney James Schrempf in the suit.</p> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 22:54:14 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 3314 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Village of Roxana, Ill. files suit over contamination from oil refinery Illinois EPA holds public meetings in Roxana to discuss oil refinery contamination http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-epa-holds-public-meetings-roxana-discuss-oil-refinery-contamination <p>The Illinois EPA held public meetings in Roxana on Tuesday to discuss what Shell Oil is doing to address historic contamination from the Wood River Refinery.</p><p>A consultant for Shell has found high levels of cancer-causing benzene and other toxic petroleum products in Roxana&rsquo;s groundwater.</p><p>Chris Cahnovsky of the Illinois EPA says toxic, potentially explosive vapors have also been detected in the soils under several homes.</p> Wed, 22 Jun 2011 04:52:56 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 1472 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois EPA holds public meetings in Roxana to discuss oil refinery contamination