Shell Oil 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 Shell to close operations in Ill., Mo.; over 80 jobs eliminated http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/shell-close-operations-ill-mo-over-80-jobs-eliminated <p>Shell Oil Co. plans to close its oil blending and packaging plant in Roxana, where Shell began operations in 1918.</p><p>A company spokeswoman says the Wood River Blending Plant is closing because it needs major upgrades and because it is on property Shell doesn&#39;t own.</p><p>The closure of the Shell Lubricants site will result in the loss of more than 80 jobs in Roxana, just east of St. Louis. The company says it will also close its regional distribution center in O&#39;Fallon, Mo., which employs more than a dozen people.</p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:51:08 +0000 The Associated Press 3153 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Shell to close operations in Ill., Mo.; over 80 jobs eliminated