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Monday, July 03, 2017

Final Set of Shell Oil / Benzene Documents Posted

351 new benzene documents have been added to the UCSF Chemical Industry Documents archive bringing the total number of documents in the Benzene Collection to 4,118.

Browse the entire collection of Benzene documents produced in a civil lawsuit against Shell Oil Company in 2008 - James Manuel Bishop, Jr., et al., Joann V. Bishop, and Shaun C. Bishop vs Shell Oil Company, et al. Civil Action No. 07-2832; US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

These internal company documents highlight Shell Oil's knowledge of the risks associated with benzene and their attempts to intervene in government standards and minimize the information about adverse effects to workers. Documents include decades of material safety data sheets (MSDS), sampling data from work areas, employee histories, OSHA communications, American Petroleum Institute (API) committee materials and correspondence, corporate research and publications, and exposure studies.