FRESNO, Calif. -- The city of Atwater won its lawsuit against the Shell Oil Company.
A Merced jury ruled that the company must pay $63 million in total damages to the city.
The case claimed Shell marketed a chemical that contaminated Atwater's water supply for decades without disclosing what was in it.
In 2018, the State of California adopted a maximum containment level of 5-parts-per-trillion in public drinking water systems.
When the city learned more than the legal level was in its water system, they immediately took legal action against the oil company.
Shell must pay $63 million in damages to Atwater, jury says