State reaches over $10 million oil spill settlement with Exxon Mobil

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NEW YORK – State Comptroller
Thomas DiNapoli and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman reached a $10.75
million settlement with Exxon Mobil Corporation to reimburse the state
Environmental Protection and Spill Compensation Fund for oil spill cleanup
and petroleum contamination removal at eight locations around the state.
Three of them are in the Hudson Valley/Catskills region – Hilltop Service Station in Mahopac, Joe’s Country Convenience Store in Campbell Hall, and Raceway Exxon in Monticello.
As administrator of the Oil Spill Fund, DiNapoli has the power to recover all costs incurred by the Oil Spill Fund for the cleanup and removal of petroleum spills when the party for the spill is unable or unwilling to do the cleanup.
The spill sites were operated as gas stations, some of which were in operation as far back as the 1930s.