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Jury returns $63M verdict after finding Chevron covered up toxic pit on California land


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A California jury has returned a $63 million verdict against Chevron.

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TAG: Correspondent Jeremy House reporting. The victim’s lawyer called the case a “blatant example of environmental pollution and corporate malfeasance.” Chevron said it disagreed with the judgment and would appeal.

VERBATIM: The verdict comes after the jurists found the oil giant covered up a toxic chemical pit on land purchased by a man who built a house on it and was later diagnosed with a blood cancer. The lawsuit said a Chevron subsidiary had used the property as a sump pit for oil and gas production. It’s a process that left the carcinogenic chemical benzene in the ground.

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