Manhattan, after an 11 week trial, found Exxon Mobil liable fora $105 million in damages for contaminating part of the New YorkCity well water supply.

The panel found the oil company had caused contamination withthe gasoline additive methyl tertiary butyl ether or MTBE in sixdrinking water wells in the borough of Queens and awarded costs forremoving MTBE from those locations.

An Exxon-Mobil spokesman Kevin Allexon said the company wouldnot discuss detail of its insurance coverage.

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