MTBE http://nhpr.org en New Hampshire MTBE Testing, Cleanup Initiative Getting Underway http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-mtbe-testing-cleanup-initiative-getting-underway <p>New Hampshire’s program to clean up MTBE contamination is getting underway.</p><p>The Executive Council has approved funding for an Remediation Bureau, which will begin testing wells and water sources for MTBE contamination. The gasoline additive was intended to help the state address air pollution, but it was banned in 2007, years after the state began seeking damages from companies that produced and marketed gasoline with MTBE because of its effects on groundwater.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 22:12:31 +0000 Brady Carlson 39718 at http://nhpr.org ExxonMobil Found Liable In N.H. Pollution Trial http://nhpr.org/post/exxonmobil-found-liable-nh-pollution-trial <p></p><p></p><p>A jury in New Hampshire has ruled that Exxon-Mobile must pay the state $236 million dollars to help clean groundwater contaminated with a gasoline additive known as MTBE.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">But the monetary award is by no means a done deal.</span></p><p>In a little state like New Hampshire, $236 million is nothing to sneeze at.</p><p><em>Delaney: This is the largest verdict obtained by the state of New Hampshire in the history of the state.</em></p><p>That’s attorney General Mike Delaney announcing the verdict to reporters.</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 17:19:30 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 25214 at http://nhpr.org ExxonMobil Found Liable In N.H. Pollution Trial Jurors Take Photos As Marathon N.H. Trial Nears End http://nhpr.org/post/jurors-take-photos-marathon-nh-trial-nears-end <p>Testimony has ended in the longest trial in New Hampshire's history, and the jurors who've been together since Jan. 14 bolted not for the doors but for their cameras. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 20:58:17 +0000 Associated Press 24487 at http://nhpr.org ExxonMobil Begins Its Defense In MTBE Case http://nhpr.org/post/exxonmobil-begins-its-defense-mtbe-case <p></p><p>Lawyers for ExxonMobil begin presenting their defense against the state of New Hampshire's claims that the oil giant should pay hundreds of millions of dollars to clean up groundwater contamination from the gasoline additive MTBE. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 17:20:53 +0000 Associated Press 23016 at http://nhpr.org ExxonMobil Begins Its Defense In MTBE Case State, Citgo Look To Settle Over MTBE http://nhpr.org/post/state-citgo-look-settle-over-mtbe <p>For nearly a decade, New Hampshire has been seeking hundreds of millions of dollars from oil companies over the chemical additive MTBE, which the state says caused contamination in the state’s groundwater. The legal proceedings originally involved 26 oil companies; as trial began this week, there were just two left, ExxonMobil and Citgo, and now there may be just one.</p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 22:27:31 +0000 Brady Carlson 20431 at http://nhpr.org