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All Things Considered

State, Citgo Look To Settle Over MTBE

For nearly a decade, New Hampshire has been seeking hundreds of millions of dollars from oil companies over the chemical additive MTBE, which the state says caused contamination in the state’s groundwater. The legal proceedings originally involved 26 oil companies; as trial began this week, there were just two left, ExxonMobil and Citgo, and now there may be just one.

Reporter Lynne Tuohy covers criminal justice issues for the Associated Press in Concord. She's been following the MTBE case and she talks with All Things Considered host Brady Carlson about the state of the case.