superfund

Toxic Waste Violations Lead to $5.15 Billion Settlement - Largest in U.S. History

Date of Release: 
Apr 8 2014

The Kerr-McGee Corporation and certain of its affiliates and its parent company Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, has agreed to pay an eye watering $5.15 billion for environmental contamination by a variety of hazardous wastes and a number of sites it formerly operated.

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) explained that the United States has now entered into a settlement agreement with Anadarko Petroleum, in a fraudulent conveyance case brought by the United States and co-plaintiff Anadarko Litigation Trust in the bankruptcy of Tronox Inc. and its subsidiaries.

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Largest Cleanup in EPA History Proposed

Date of Release: 
Apr 14 2014

In an historic action that will protect people's health and the environment, and benefit riverfront communities, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a plan to remove 4.3 million cubic yards of highly contaminated sediment from the lower eight miles of the Passaic River in New Jersey. The sediment in the Passaic River is severely contaminated with dioxin, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), heavy metals, pesticides and other contaminants from more than a century of industrial activity.

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