It's Not Just The Flooding. It's What Might Be In The Water | Conservation Law Foundation

It’s Not Just The Flooding. It’s What Might Be In The Water

Liz Neisloss, WGBH

The allegation that the Everett terminal is unprepared for a severe storm is at the heart of an ongoing lawsuit against ExxonMobil brought in 2016 by the nonprofit Conservation Law Foundation. The suit also alleges the Everett terminal’s wastewater treatment system is unable to handle current heavy rains and is discharging dangerous levels of chemicals.

“As a result of those intense rains, that treatment system is being overwhelmed on a regular basis, leading to violations of their Clean Water Act permit and leaving exposure of local waters and local communities to some pretty powerful carcinogens and other toxins,” said Brad Campbell, president of the Conservation Law Foundation.

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