Halliburton offering deals to settle pollution suit
DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) - Years after tests found pollution from spent rocket fuel in groundwater, Halliburton is offering settlements to about 130 property owners after the chemical compound ammonium perchlorate showed up in their private wells.
As an October trial date neared for one of the largest lawsuits against Halliburton, the company began settling with many Duncan residents this summer.
Halliburton declined to comment on the settlements because several lawsuits are still ongoing, the company said in a statement.
According to documents filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, Halliburton has offered settlements to 130 plaintiffs involving more than 80 properties in Duncan.
As of Oct. 1, 83 plaintiffs representing 56 properties have agreed in principle to the settlement, according to court documents.
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