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Resource ID: #15923
Subject: Pollution
Source: PitchWeekly (Kansas City, Mo.)
Date: Oct. 7, 1999


PitchWeekly tells the story of the BP Amoco oil-refinery in Sugar Creek, Missouri and its surrounding communities. The refinery has had problems with leakage and seepage into the surrounding neighborhoods since 1950. Two class-action lawsuits were filed against Amoco after it was found that the refinery had caused "substantial amounts of contamination in off-site ground water." The two suits were combined but the local residents believe their needs were neglected in the move.

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