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Exxon Mobil must pay $236m in N.H. pollution case

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A jury found Exxon Mobil liable Tuesday in a long-running lawsuit over groundwater contamination by the gasoline additive MTBE, and ordered the oil giant to pay $236 million to New Hampshire to clean it up.

The jurors reached their verdicts in less than 90 minutes, after sitting through nearly three months of testimony in the longest state trial in New Hampshire history.

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