Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Water Contaminated By Jet Fuel Waste Sparks Lawsuit


Sara Jerome


After allegedly dumping jet fuel into an Oklahoma water source, the oil giant Halliburton is one step closer to resolving legal complaints filed by local property owners who say they were exposed to contaminated water for four decades.

“Court documents state 65 of the 66 plaintiffs representing 44 of the 45 properties and represented by Leach & Sullivan have agreed, signed the necessary paperwork and finalized settlement. Fifty out of the 57 plaintiffs representing 44 of the 45 properties represented by Weitz & Luxenberg have done the same,” the Duncan Banner reported.

“In 2011 water quality tests showed the presence of ammonium perchlorate in the north section of Duncan where an old Halliburton location was used as a place to conduct removal of spent missile fuel,” the Duncan Banner previously reported. “The process released the ammonium perchlorate compound into the groundwater and into private water wells.”  MORE