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Shell tentative settlement of workers lawsuit alleging benzene exposure

Former Eau Claire Uniroyal employees reach deal with oil company

May 13, 2011

The workers claim that they ended up with cancers like leukemia from exposure to benzene at the Uniroyal plant.

EAU CLAIRE (WEAU) – An oil company has reached a tentative deal to resolve claims a group of former Eau Claire Uniroyal employees filed against it and other businesses.

Attorney Mike Brose, who is among the lawyers representing the former workers, says Shell reached the tentative agreement. He says the workers claim that they ended up with cancers like leukemia from exposure to benzene at the Uniroyal plant. It was used as a solvent in the rubber-making process. read more

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Shell, EPA Near a Deal on Arctic Offshore Drilling Project

By GABRIEL NELSON of Greenwire

Published: May 13, 2011

U.S. EPA’s top air pollution official said today that the agency is close to an agreement with Royal Dutch Shell PLC over an air permit for the oil giant’s Arctic drilling project, which has faced years of setbacks.

Shell was planning to start drilling exploratory wells this summer until a ruling by EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board sent the project’s air permit back to federal regulators.

The company, which has spent more than $3.5 billion over the past five years on leases and development, decided to wait another year. Yesterday, it unveiled its plan to start drilling as many as three wells in the Chukchi Sea in July 2012 (see related story). read more

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