Resident and Workers Near British Petroleum’s Texas City Refinery File Personal Injury Mass Toxic Tort Lawsuit Against British Petroleum BP Over Alleged Exposure To Benzene.
A personal injury lawsuit and mass toxic tort action has been filed against BP Products North America, Inc. (“British Petroleum” or “BP” or “Defendant”) in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Galveston Division (Civil Action Case No. 3:10-CV-00295) on behalf of individuals who work or live near British Petroleum’s Texas City refinery who allegedly were exposed to benzene that was released from BP’s refinery from April 6 through May 16, 2010, according to a personal injury lawsuit and mass toxic tort action press release.
The British Petroleum BP benzene mass toxic tort personal injury lawsuit complaint reportedly alleges that British Petroleum BP’s hydrogen compressor (which processes oil and produces high-octane blending components for gasoline) malfunctioned, causing British Petroleum to re-route gasses to a flare and in the process, allegedly releasing chemicals in the air for approximately 40 days, including thousands of pounds of benzene, a carcinogen linked to different types of cancers.
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