Argentina's Oil Company Gets Sued in US for Water Pollution

28 Feb 2013 by Local Press Report

Argentina's state-run oil company, YPF SA (YPF), could face billions of dollars in environmental-damage claims for the contamination decades ago of a New Jersey river by a long-defunct pesticide plant that produced the notorious defoliant Agent Orange in the 1960s. The state of New Jersey is pushing forward with a seven-year-old civil lawsuit against YPF subsidiaries Maxus Energy Corp. and Tierra Solutions for their ties to a pesticide plant that dumped dioxin, a highly toxic chemical and suspected carcinogen, into the Passaic River in the 1950s and 1960s. Maxus's predecessors owned the plant until 1986 and Tierra was created to deal with the plant's legal liabilities...

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