Exxon Mobil's Biggest Oil Spill? Look in Brooklyn, Not AlaskaIt's easy to post record profits when other people are paying the real price for the way you do business.
By Matthew Leising
Jan. 3 (Bloomberg) -- The biggest oil spill Exxon Mobil Corp. has to answer for isn't the cargo that gushed from the Exxon Valdez tanker into Alaska's Prince William Sound. It's the fuel soaked into the ground beneath a working class section of Brooklyn, New York.
The pressure is rising on Exxon Mobil to expand its cleanup of oil that seeped into the soil over many decades in the Greenpoint neighborhood. The New York State attorney general's office is threatening legal action, and two suits in the past year seek billions of dollars for alleged damage to property values and possible health risks. (more)
Scum. Not even worthy to breathe the same air as the rest of us.