Anadarko pollution map

The Anadarko Petroleum settlement of environmental health claims against its Kerr-McGee subsidiary has rightfully garnered a lot of attention in the last few days:  the biggest environmental cash settlement in Department of Justice history, the $5.15 billion settlement involves clean up of dozens of sites across the country and compensates more than 7,000 people living with the effects of contamination from Kerr-McGee’s 85-year operation of chemical, energy and manufacturing businesses.

While the focus now is on moving the business and its shareholders into a more certain financial future, this map published in the Wall Street Journal (under the headline “A frightening map of where Kerr-McGee polluted”) documents the company’s continuing environmental and health impacts.


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