Faculty Advisor

Krueger, Robert


New Hampshire’s groundwater has been contaminated by the gasoline additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), a chemical that has dramatic repercussions on the environment. Once in the groundwater, MTBE can be difficult and expensive to treat and remove. New Hampshire hopes to hold the oil corporations that used MTBE in their gasoline accountable for the pollution caused by the additive through the Superior Court case State of New Hampshire v. Hess Corporation et al. This project both summarizes background research on MTBE and its implications on New Hampshire’s groundwater, as well as provides an amicus curiae brief in support of the state of New Hampshire in the case against the oil corporations.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2013


Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs