Shell and ConocoPhillips Roxana, IL Contaminated Groundwater Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

Shell and ConocoPhillips have reached separate settlements resolving a class action alleging that the companies contaminated groundwater for properties in an area of Roxana, Illinois. The contamination is alleged to have come from releases from the nearby Wood River Refinery.

Docket Number:


Company: Shell Oil Company

Filing Deadline: October 16, 2017

Class Period: January 1, 1986

Objection Deadline: October 16, 2017

Exclusion Deadline: October 16, 2017

Final Approval Hearing: December 18, 2017

Proof of Purchase:

Yes, you must submit documentation proving that you own, owned, occupy, or occupied property in the settlement class area for any duration between January 1, 1986 and the present. Valid proof includes such things as utility bills, deeds, purchase or rental agreements, and the like.


You may be eligible if you own, owned, occupy, or occupied property in the Village of Roxana, IL within an area known as the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Study Area, between January 1, 1986 and the date of the Notice. See the Notice for a map and description of the area included.

If you do not opt out of the settlement, you will be bound by the following terms:

  • You agree not to object to the Shell defendants investigation, remediation, and site closure activities.
  • You will provide a written acknowledgement of a Groundwater Management Zone.
  • You will agree to provide access to your property for continued remediation activities.
  • You will agree to comply with 35 Illinois Administrative Code Part 742 if you construct future structures or modify existing structures in the settlement class area.
  • You will agree to make written disclosures to future purchasers.

See the Notice for further details.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Varies, depending on a number of factors such as length of occupancy or ownership of the property; whether the property is residential, commercial, or other; the assessed value of residential property; where the property is located with respect to groundwater conditions; and so on. It will also depend on the number of valid claims received.

Total Settlement Amount: $4,830,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

Law Firm:
Simmons Hanly Conroy

Claim Form: Roxana Groundwater Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Jeana Parko, et al. v. Shell Oil Company, et al.

Settlement Website: Roxana Groundwater Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Rust Consulting

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Parko Litigation Class Settlement
c/o Rust Consulting Inc.
PO Box 2570
Faribault, MN 55021-9570

Tags: Contaminated Water/Groundwater, Environmental, Environmental Contamination