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WRB COMPLAINT_05-23-2012_14-33-57

WRB COMPLAINT_05-23-2012_14-33-57

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Published by: St. Louis Public Radio on May 29, 2012
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INTHECmCUITCOURTFORTHETHIRDJ1JDICIALCIRCUITMADISONCOUNTY,ILLINOIS
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ThePlaintiff,PEOPLEOFTHESTATEOFILLINOIS,
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LISAMADIGAN,AttorneyGeneraloftheStateofIllinois,onherownmotion,inresponsetotherequestsoftheILLINOISENVIRONMENTALPROTECTIONAGENCYtoobtainreliefforviolationsoftheIllinoisEnvironmentalProtectionAct,415ILCS5/1,
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associatedwithcontaminationunder,emanatingfrom,andattributabletotheWoodRiverRefineryandactivitiesconductedthereandinitsvicinity:andcomplainsoftheDefendantsEQUILONENTERPRJSESLLC,doingbusinessasShellOilProductsUS,SHELLOILCOMPANY,WRBREFININGLLC,
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REFININGLP,CONOCOPHILLIPS
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FIRSTCLAIMFORRELIEF:GROUNDWATERCONTAMINATION
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ThisComplaintisbroughtonbehalfofthePeopleoftheStateofIllinois,
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LisaMadigan,the,AttorneyGeneraloftheStateofIllinois;onherownmotion,andattherequestoftheIllinoisEnvironmentalProtectionAgency("IllinoisEPA"),pursuanttoSections42(d)and(e)ofthe2.TheAttorneyGeneralisaConstitutionalOfficeroftheStateofIllinoischargedwiththecommonlawandstatutorydutytoactonbehalfofthepublicinterestofthePeopleoftheStateofI'EOPLEOFTHESTATEOFILLINOIS,ex~.LISAMADIGAN,AttorneyGeneraloftheStateofIllinois,
Plaintiff',
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EQUILONENTERPRISESLLC,aforeigncorporationdoingbusinessasShellOilProductsUS,SHELLOILCOMPANY,aforeigncorporation,WRBREFININGLLC,aforeigncorporatiun,WRBREFININGLP,aforeignlimitedpartnership,CONOCOI'HILLIPSWIlliPARTNERLLC,aforeignlimitedliabilitycorporation,andCONOCOPHILLIJ>SCOMIJANY,aforeigncorporation,Defendants.PARTNERLLC,andCONOCOPHILLIPSCOMPANY,asfollows:IIIinoisEnvironmentalProtectionAct("Act"),415ILCS5/42(d)and(e)(2010).
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Illinois.TheIllinoisEPAisanagencyoftheStateofIllinois,createdbytheGeneralAssemblyinSection4oftheAct,415ILCS5/4(2010),whichischarged,
interalia,
withthedutyofenforcingtheAct.3.Defendant,EquilonEnterprisesLLC,doingbusinessasShellOilProductsUS(hereafter"EquilonEnterprises"),isaforeigncorporationauthorizedtodobusinessintheStateofIllinoisandisapersonasdefinedinSection3
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15oftheAct,415ILCS5/3.315(2010).4..Defendant'WRBRefiningLLC,isaforeigncorporationnolongerauthorizedtodobusinessintheStateofIIIinoisandisapersonasdefinedinSection3.315oftheAct,415ILCS5/3.315(2010).5.DefendantConocoPhillipsWRBPartnerLLC(hereafter"WRB
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aforeigncorporationauthorizedtodobusinessintheStateofIllinoisandisapersonasdefinedinSection3.315oftheAct,415ILCS5/3.315(2010).ConocoPhillipsCompanyislistedwiththeIllinoisSecretaryofStateastheonlymemberofWRBPartner.6.DefendantConocoPhillipsCompany,isaforeigncorporationauthorizedtodobusinessintheStateofIllinoisandisapersonasdefinedinSection3.315oftheAct,415ILCS5/3.3
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5(2010).7.DefendantWRBRefiningLP,isaforeignlimitedpartnershipauthorizedtodobusinessintheStateofIIIinoisandisapersonasdefinedinSection3.315oftheAct,415ILCS5/3.315(2010).8.DefendantShellOilCompany,isaforeigncorporationauthorizedtodobusinessintheStateofIllinoisandisapersonasdefinedinSection3.315oftheAct,415ILCS5/3.315(2010).9.ShellOilProductsandShellOilCompanyareformerownersofwhatisnowcalledtheWoodRiverRefinerylocatedinRoxana,MadisonCounty,Illinois(anddepictedonAppendixAattachedhereto).ShellOilCompanytransferredtheWoodRiverRefinerytoWoodRiverRefiningCompany,adivisionofEquilonEnterprises.TheWoodRiverRefinerywaslatertransferredtoToscoRefiningin2001andToscoRefiningwasacquiredbythePhillipsCompanyin2002.ThePhillipsCompanythen
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mergedwithConocotoformtheConocoPhillipsCompany.SometimethereaftertheWoodRiverRefinerywastransferredtoWRBRefiningLLC.In
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theWoodRiverRefinerywastransferredtoWRBRefiningLP.ConocoPhillipshasoperatedtheWoodRiverRefineryonbehalfofWRBRefiningLLCandthenWRBRefiningLP.
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0),provicies,inpertinentpart,that:Nopersonshall:(a)Causeorthreatenorallowthedischargeofanycontaminantsintotheenvironmentinany-StatesoastocauseortendtocausewaterpollutioninIllinois,eitheraloneorincombinationwithmatterfromothersources,orsoastoviolateregulationsorstandardsadoptedbythePollutionControlBoardunderthisAct;(b)Construct,install,oroperateanyequipment,facility,vessel,oraircraftcapableofcausingorcontributingtowaterpollution,ofanytypedesignatedbyBoardregulations,withoutapermitgrantedbytheAgency,orinviolationofanypermitgrantedbysuchpermit.
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.(d)Depositanycontaminantsuponthelandinsuchplaceandmannersoastocreateawaterpollutionhazard.
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TheActprovidesthefollowingdefinitions:Section3.550oftheAct,415ILCS5/3.550(2010),providesthat:"WATERS"meansallaccumulationsofwater,surfaceandunderground,naturalandartificial,publicandprivate,orpartsthereof,whicharewhollyor
partially
within,flowthrough,orborderuponthisState.Section3.545oftheAct,415ILCS5/3.545(2010),providesthat:"WATER
POLLUTiON"
issuchalterationofthephysical,thermal,chemical,biologicalorradioactivepropertiesofanywatersoftheState,orsuchdischargeofanycontaminantintoanywatersoftheState,aswillorislikelytocreateanuisanceorrencJersuchwatersharmfulordetrimentalorinjurioustopublichealth,safetyorwelfare,ortodomestic,commercial,industrial,agricultural,recreational,orotherlegitimateuses,orthelivestock,wildanimals,birds,fish,orotheraquaticlife.II.35111.Adm.Code620.115(1991)providesthat:

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