Shell Oil Co. will pay $2.1 million to remediate contamination caused by leaking underground storage tanks at a former gasoline station in Washington, D.C., the Justice Department said Jan. 28.
A Federal Register notice said that tanks at the Southeast Federal Center released benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene into the soil and groundwater, Environment & Energy Daily reported.
Under a proposed settlement, Shell would continue to monitor groundwater under a plan worked out with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
There is now a 30-day comment period.
Source: Environment & Energy Daily