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Shell employees sterilized by dibromochloropropane – DBCP

Shell and Dow were aware for more than 20 years that DBCP caused sterility in animals and the shrinking of testicles… A Shell official had instructed that speculation about possible harmful conditions to man should be omitted from registration of the product with the United States Department of Agriculture.

By John Donovan

On 11 February, we published an article about current litigation underway in the USA courts against Shell Oil Company and Dow Chemicals relating to the extremely hazardous chemical pesticide, dibromochloropropane (“DBCP”).

We have carried out some research into the background history of Shell’s association with DBCP, which stretches back almost 60 years.

In August 1977, an Associated Press syndicated article described DBCP as A pest-controlling chemical suspected of causing sterility in men and cancer in animals…” It said that The Washington Post had revealed that Shell and Dow were aware for more than 20 years that DBCP caused sterility in animals and the shrinking of testicles. Laboratory tests were carried out in 1952 and the findings reported to Shell in 1954. read more

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City of Carson to sue Shell Oil over contamination

The city of Carson has decided to sue Shell Oil more than two years after hundreds of residents brought a suit against the company, alleging health hazards from widespread contamination…

Carson to sue Shell Oil over contamination in Carousel tract

By Sandy Mazza Staff Writer
Posted:   02/18/2012 06:16:14 AM PST
Updated:   02/18/2012 03:10:17 PM PST

The city of Carson has decided to sue Shell Oil more than two years after hundreds of residents brought a suit against the company, alleging health hazards from widespread contamination in their Carousel tract neighborhood.

The City Council has authorized Girardi & Keese, the law firm for residents in the 285-home community, to represent the city in a new suit alleging that Shell created a public nuisance by leaving contaminants at the site. read more

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.
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