Civil Plaintiff

Five Companies Will Pay a $7.2 Million Settlement for Natural Resource Damages to Watershed Areas in Ohio

Ohio Refining Co., Chevron U.S.A. Inc., Energy Transfer (R&M) LLC, Pilkington North America Inc. and Chemtrade Logistics Inc. all agreed to a $7.2 million settlement to resolve claims of natural resource damage at the Duck & Otter Creek Natural Research Damage Assessment (NRDA) site. 

A complaint filed alleges that these five companies repeatedly dumped oil discharge or other hazardous substances, like polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), arsenic and lead, into the Duck & Otter Creeks NRDA site in Toledo.

The site is east of the Maumee River includes several creeks, wetlands, floodplain and uplands that flow into Lake Erie.

Read the source article at WTOL 11

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