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  • Scarce oil, disputed deals -- and a corporate revolt

    Washington Post takes a look at the inner workings of Ashland Oil as it fought to preserve its supply of crude oil from the Middle East and finds that tens of millions of dollars in questionable payments to "consultants" may have helped keep that oil flowing.
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    Charleston (W. Va.) Gazette discovers that an oil refinery was operating without a valid permit, and the refinery was storing propane in caverns directly below homes and roads; also discovers a high cancer rate among local residents, hundreds of whom have strikingly similar health problems, January - December 1988.
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    Pittsburgh Press examines the causes and effects of an Ashland Oil storage tank collapse that resulted in millions of gallons of diesel fuel spilling into the Monongahela River; discovers the storage tank was 40 years old and had been relocated from Cleveland; also looks at problems with Ashland Oil's attempts to clean up the spill, January - November 1988.