Today, Kanner & Whiteley filed a complaint seeking natural resource damages and restoration for years of injuries caused by polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) and other contaminants dumped by Exxon Mobil Corporation (ExxonMobil) beginning in the 1950s into the wetlands and tidal embayment at the company’s approximately 16-acre property, commonly referred to as the “Lail Site,” in Gloucester County. The extensive contamination caused by ExxonMobil’s use of this area as a disposal site caused adverse impacts on the environment and risks to human health for years despite ExxonMobil’s knowledge of the dangers of PCBs and other petroleum distillates. The Complaint seeks recovery under New Jersey’s Spill Compensation and Control Act as well as the State’s Water Pollution Control Act and common law. The Lail Site was not included in the 2015 settlement between the State and ExxonMobil resolving other natural resource damage liabilities across the State.
A copy of the Press Release issued by the Office of the New Jersey Office Attorney General can be viewed here.
A copy of the Complaint can be viewed here.