50,000 Texas City Residents Sue BP After 2010 Refinery Explosion

"TEXAS CITY, Texas -- More than 50,000 Texas City residents have joined a class-action suit against BP PLC, alleging they got sick in 2010 from a 41-day emissions release from a refinery that was the scene of a deadly explosion."

"Texas has also sued BP over the release, which occurred as the British oil giant was battling the catastrophic Gulf of Mexico spill. The Environmental Protection Agency is also investigating.

The Galveston Daily News reports that residents say they became ill from the release. BP maintains the emissions didn't harm anyone."

The Associated Press had the story June 14, 2012.


"50,000 Sue BP Over Air Emissions Event" (Galveston Daily News)

Source: AP, 06/15/2012