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The city is suing AllenCo, the company that until November was running a stinky, (alleged) health-hazard of an oil field in University Park. The city felt that legal action was necessary to ensure that the company doesn't do any drilling until they "no longer pose an imminent threat to public health," said the city attorney in the lawsuit (pdf). The lawsuit mentions that, since AllenCo started sucking oil out of the ground, some neighbors have gotten asthma, had respiratory problems, and lost their senses of smell. [SCPR, image via CLUI]