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State of New Hampshire v. Exxon Mobil Corporation
Citation:168 N.H. 211 (N.H. 2015)
The defendants along with multiple other gasoline suppliers, refiners, and chemical manufacturers were believed to be responsible for groundwater contamination allegedly caused by methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE). However, it was impossible to determine which gasoline supplier, refiner, or chemical manufacturer was responsible for what portion of the contamination.
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