Roxana Village Takes on Shell Oil, ConocoPhillips Over Chemical Contamination of Community

Yesterday our law firm filed suit on behalf of the Village of Roxana against Shell Oil Company, ConocoPhillips, and WRB Refining LP, alleging toxins such as benzene were released into the surrounding residential area, polluting the groundwater, land and air of the small community of less than 2,000 residents. Attorney Mike Stewart I have been investigating this case since last summer.

In an Alton Telegraph article, Stewart talked about how this case is personal for our firm.

Simmons Hanly Conroy in Alton owner John Simmons graduated from Roxana High School, and the firm also has several ties to the community, with one of the attorneys living there; so for him, it is personal,
said Simmons attorney Michael Stewart.

“We have become very close to the village of Roxana and the homeowners, residents and taxpayers through this process,” Stewart said. “The village has rights, and so do the others. The village came to us with a problem, and this is where the road has taken us.”

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