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Attorney General Madigan Announces Settlement Requiring Cleanup of Madison County Oil Refinery

Settlement Requires Massive Site Cleanup, Ending Years of Litigation & Contamination
Chicago —(ENEWSPF)—August 20, 2018
By: Rosemary Piser
Attorney General Lisa Madigan today announced a settlement with Delaware-based Premcor Refining Group Inc. (Premcor). This agreement resolves years of environmental concerns and litigation by Madigan’s office and Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons with Premcor as well as the refinery’s previous owner, Apex Oil Company Inc. (Apex). Apex owned the refinery, located near Hartford, Ill., from 1967 to 1988, when it was purchased by Premcor. The settlement requires cleanup of soil and groundwater contamination caused by . . .

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