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Man claims property was contaminated by refineries

By Louie Torres | Jun 2, 2016

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EDWARDSVILLE — A man is suing Phillips 66 Company, Phillips 66 Partners Holdings LLC, Phillips 66 Partners LP, Phillips 66 Carrier LLC, Phillips 66 Pipeline LLC, Buckeye Partners L.P., Buckeye Pipe Line Services Company, Buckeye Terminals LLC, Cenovus Energy US LLC, Hartford Wood River Terminal LLC and HWRD Oil Company LLC, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Brent Bauer filed a complaint on May 27 in Madison County Circuit Court against the defendants alleging that they failed to properly dispose of toxic wastes from their facilities.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, between May 29, 2014 and August 8,, 2014, he sustained damages to his property resulting its value being greatly depreciated. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly failed to properly process, refine, store and release toxic chemicals and other by-products, resulting in contamination of his property.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory damages in excess of $50,000, interest, court costs, equitable and injunctive relief, and any further relief as this court sees fit. He is represented by R. Seth Crompton and Eric D. Holland of Holland Law Firm in St. Louis.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 2016L000728

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