Environment & Energy Report

Dow, Shell Agree to $85M Deal With California Water Service

Dec. 21, 2017, 11:18 PM

The state of California’s Water Service has entered into a $85 million settlement agreement and release of claims with companies including the Dow Chemical Co and Shell Oil on Dec. 20, the company said today in a regulatory filing.

California said it has sought damages and other relief from Dow, Shell, Occidental Chemical, and others related to the alleged claims of contamination of drinking water supply and water wells with the chemical trichloropropane. The compound is an impurity in the processes used to produce soil fumigant chemicals such as dichloropropene.

Proceeds from the settlement will be used to reimburse a...

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