A new study has found that workers who are exposed to the chemical benzene during the course of their work are likely to suffer a decline in their cognitive functioning. Interestingly, workers who were well-educated experienced a less significant impact on their cognition than those who had undergone fewer years of schooling.
Last month, we wrote about the lawsuit that had been filed by the city of Roxana, Illinois against several companies. Now, two of the defendant companies have filed a motion to have the case removed from Madison County to federal court, describing the case as an "environmental action" that necessitates a federal case.
An Illinois town has filed a lawsuit against Shell Oil and several other defendants, alleging that the companies are responsible for the benzene exposure that has contaminated the town's groundwater and endangered the health and safety of its residents.