Settlement reached for refinery neighbors

July 5, 2010 7:10:33 PM PDT
A $60 million settlement has been reached for residents living in the shadow of a now-shuttered refinery in south suburban Blue Island.

Valero Energy now owns the property at 131st and Kedzie that was formerly known as Clark Oil and later Premcor. Residents claimed the refinery was a nuisance that showered them with noxious dust and particles.

Lawsuits were first filed after an accidental release of 15 tons of catalyst dust in October 1994 sickened several nearby high school students.


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