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ConocoPhillips settles Oklahoma City water pollution lawsuit

The Associated Press and The Oklahoman - May 25, 2019 10:12 am

(Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – ConocoPhillips has settled a lawsuit with homeowners in northwestern Oklahoma City who accused the energy company of polluting their soil and water.
The lawsuit, filed in Oklahoma City federal court in 2016, stated that ConocoPhillips didn’t sufficiently dispose of saltwater overflow from the West Edmond Oil Field.
The Oklahoman reports that ConocoPhillips reached a confidential settlement with residents of more than 30 homes in the nearby Clifford Farms subdivision last week. A ConocoPhillips spokesman says the Houston-based company doesn’t admit liability or responsibility in the settlement.
The state historical society says the West Edmond Oil Field was among the most important oil operations in Oklahoma’s history, generating millions of barrels of oil annually through the 1940’s. The subdivision was built decades after the oil field ceased operations.

 

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