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Roxana, Illinois - Pollution
3:34 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Third lawsuit filed over groundwater pollution in Roxana, Ill.

A view of the Wood River Oil Refinery in Roxana, Ill.
(Art Chimes)

Updated at 6:20 p.m. with comments from Phillips66 and Shell Oil.

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is the latest filer of a lawsuit regarding groundwater pollution from the Wood River Refinery in Roxana, Ill.

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Roxana, Illinois - Pollution
11:46 am
Tue April 17, 2012

Second suit filed over contamination from Roxana, Ill. oil refinery

A view of the Wood River Oil Refinery in Roxana, Ill.
(Art Chimes)

A second lawsuit has been filed over contamination from the Wood River Oil Refinery in Roxana, Ill.

In the suit, Roxana property owners allege that carcinogenic chemicals, including benzene, released from the refinery have contaminated their properties.

The property owners are seeking compensation for the alleged damage.

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Roxana, Illinois - Pollution
5:54 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

Village of Roxana, Ill. files suit over contamination from oil refinery

A view of the Wood River Oil Refinery in Roxana, Ill. The Village of Roxana filed suit today in relation to contamination from the refinery.
(Art Chimes)

The Village of Roxana, Ill. filed suit today over contamination from the Wood River Oil Refinery.

The suit against Shell Oil, ConocoPhillips, and WRB Refining alleges damage to village property from chemicals that have spilled or leaked from the refinery.

Derek Brandt is the lead attorney on the case for the Simmons Firm, which has joined Roxana Village Attorney James Schrempf in the suit.

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Shell
9:51 am
Mon February 27, 2012

Shell to close operations in Ill., Mo.; over 80 jobs eliminated

Shell Oil Co. has announced it's shuttering two St. Louis-area facilities. Pictured is a Shell gas station in Florida.
(via Flickr/dno1967b)

Shell Oil Co. plans to close its oil blending and packaging plant in Roxana, where Shell began operations in 1918.

A company spokeswoman says the Wood River Blending Plant is closing because it needs major upgrades and because it is on property Shell doesn't own.

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'Fallon, Mo., which employs more than a dozen people.