NJ judge approves Exxon $225 million cleanup settlement

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Posted: Aug 25, 2015 1:34 PM

(Reuters) - A New Jersey judge on Tuesday approved Exxon Mobil Corp's controversial $225 million settlement of a lawsuit over environmental damage from its refinery operations and service stations.

Michael Hogan, a state Superior Court judge, called the accord a "reasonable compromise," despite being far smaller than the $8.9 billion of damages that New Jersey initially estimated.

(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York; Editing by Andrew Hay)