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Shell Faces More Benzene Leukemia Lawsuits

Shell Faces More Benzene Leukemia Lawsuits August 4, 2011. By Heidi Turner.
Roxana, IL Shell Oil faces another lawsuit alleging the company knowingly exposed residents of a small town to benzene side effects without adequately warning residents that their air and water were being contaminated. The plaintiff alleges he developed benzene leukemia, and that Shell knew about the link between benzene and cancer for years but minimized those risks.
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Town Sues BP and Shell for Cancer, Cancer Risk and Collapsing Property Values

Town Sues BP and Shell for Cancer, Cancer Risk and Collapsing Property Values July 5, 2011. By Brenda Craig.
Chesterfield, MO Roxana, Illinois, population 1,547, is a tiny little klatch of wood frame homes resting along the Missouri border, some of them built not more than 500 feet from the site of the Shell Oil refinery that sprang up there at the beginning of the 1900s.
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Texas Lawmakers Concerned over High Levels of Benzene

Texas Lawmakers Concerned over High Levels of Benzene June 29, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Fort Worth, TX Texas legislators are calling for increased air testing around natural gas drilling sites after data revealed high levels of benzene, a cancer-causing chemical.
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Benzene from Gulf Oil Spill a Concern for Workers and Residents

Benzene from Gulf Oil Spill a Concern for Workers and Residents June 21, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Fourchon Beach, LA Those tasked with cleaning up the massive BP oil spill, as well as those who live in the vicinity of the spill, are concerned about exposure to benzene. Tests conducted by BP on workers engaged in cleaning up the spill reveal that some have already been exposed to the carcinogen.
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Presidential Panel Warns of Risk of Benzene Cancer Risk for Expectant Mothers

Presidential Panel Warns of Risk of Benzene Cancer Risk for Expectant Mothers May 28, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Washington, DC While it is widely known that toxic substances can pose a threat to the development of an unborn child, a new report suggests that many Americans may not know the degree to which they interact with carcinogens that cause conditions like benzene cancer in the newborn.
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Benzene Found in Drinking Water and Even Soft Drinks

Benzene Found in Drinking Water and Even Soft Drinks May 17, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Dish, TX Benzene gets a bad rap, and for good reason. It is a known carcinogen, and it causes serious problems when it gets into the air or the water. Such is the case for the residents of Dish, Texas, who live near a natural gas refinery located there. According to the 5/16/10 edition of the Star-Telegram, benzene became a concern in January when a state agency revealed that a natural gas well site operated by Devon Energy near Dish showed a benzene level of 15,000 parts per billion.
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Benzene a Known Carcinogenic

August 13, 2007. By Gordon Gibb.
Fayettville, NC It might be in the contaminated soft drink you're gulping down on a hot day, in the water you're using to make coffee. It might be in the very air you breathe. Benzene is a known cancer-causing agent - and you'd be surprised to know just how prevalent the stuff really is.
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The Benzene in your Beverage could Kill You

July 23, 2007. By Gordon Gibb.
Sugar Creek, MO:Benzene is a word you should get to know--especially when the same chemical that goes into the manufacturing of things like insecticide and petroleum, starts to show up in soft drinks.
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New Law Passed after Benzene Leak

May 15, 2007. By Heidi Turner.
Indianapolis, IN A new law has been passed to protect Indiana residents from leaking underground chemicals, including benzene. The new law sets regulations for informing the public about dangerous chemical spills and also sets out who is financially responsible for cleaning up the spills. If the governor approves the legislation it will take effect July first.
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