State reaches $1.1M settlement with 2 gas refiners over soil, water contamination

R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter F. Neronha says the state has resolved its lawsuit against two gasoline refiners over soil and groundwater pollution. The state will receive about $1.1 million. / COURTESY PETER F. NERONHA
R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter F. Neronha says the state has resolved its lawsuit against two gasoline refiners over soil and groundwater pollution. The state will receive about $1.1 million. / COURTESY PETER F. NERONHA
PROVIDENCE – Two large gasoline refiners will pay the state about $1.1 million to resolve a lawsuit alleging they caused soil and groundwater throughout Rhode Island to be polluted with a toxic gas additive, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced Wednesday. As part of the settlement, Coastal Corp. will pay the state $940,000 and…

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