Rhode Island settles MBTE pollution lawsuit with three gasoline refiners

The state will recover $15 million from Shell PLC (NYSE:SHEL), Sunoco LP (NYSE:SUN) and Citgo Petroleum Corp. to resolve allegations that the companies were responsible for the release of of methyl tertiary-butyl ether, or MTBE, from leaking underground fuel tanks. MBTE is considered by the EPA to be a probable human carcinogen.


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