Exxon sued for spilling more oil in New York City than Exxon-Valdez

New York State sued Exxon Mobil Corp last Tuesday to force the cleanup of a decades-old, 17 million gallon oil spill in New York City. The lawsuit concerns a leak that was discovered in 1978 in Newtown Creek, the waterway that separates the boroughs of Queens and Brooklyn. It has formed an underground contamination over 55-acres.

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