The ruling is a disappointment to the mostly minority and elderly residents who live near the Citgo refinery and had complained of nausea, dizziness, burning throats and other health problems because of the emissions.
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After 7,500 gallons of a chemical called crude MCHM spilled into West Virginia waters on Thursday, the company responsible was ordered to move the rest of those chemicals to a new site. But that site is not safe either.
Petrotrin, Trinidad's state-owned oil company, is accusing an unknown party of causing at least two out of the 11 recent oil spills that occurred from a pipeline in mid-December, cloaking miles of beaches with crude.