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    Texas Neighbors Sue BP as "Known Felon"

    BP is facing a $10 billion class action lawsuit filed by those living near its Texas City oil refinery, which has been the site of explosions, pollution leaks and numerous fatalities in recent years.

    The plaintiffs characterize BP as "a known felon and serial polluter who purposely releases on a routine basis, toxic gases into the air," which has threatened the livelihood of neighborhoods near the refinery.

    On March 23, 2005, a series of explosions and fires killed 15 workers at the third-largest petroleum refinery in the country. Since then, four more workers have died at the refinery, according to the lawsuit.

    In April and May of this year, the refinery released 538,000 pounds of pollutants into the atmosphere, including 17,000 pounds of the carcinogen benzene, leading to a lawsuit filed by the state of Texas.

    (h/t yasuragi)

    (-7.62/-7.90) .....It was their destruction. They delved too greedily and too deep... Gimli in Moria, JRR Tolkien

    by Lorinda Pike on Fri Dec 31, 2010 at 08:41:52 AM PST

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