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Anadarko Subsidiary Left Massive "Toxic Legacy" Across America

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When federal environmental cops look the other way, the outcome is not good. We're left cleaning up the mess decades later. For instance, see a frightening map of where Kerr-McGee polluted.

On Thursday, the Justice Department announced the biggest environmental settlement in history with Anadarko Petroleum, reaching a $5.15 billion deal to clean up dozens of sites across the United States and compensate more than 7,000 people living with the effects of the contamination.

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So how many places were touched by Kerr-McGee's toxic legacy of uranium mining, wood treatment, rocket-fuel processing and other activities? Take a look at this map...

Click here to view the map of Kerr-McGee environmental sites. Note that Kerr-McGee's toxic legacy touches almost every state in the country. Also, why are we not surprised that Kerr-McGee is a subsidiary of an oil company?

Topics: Clean Economy