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Uranium Settlement to Bring $1 Billion to Navajo Nation for Cleanup

"The U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement April 3 that will bring billions of dollars to the northern and eastern agencies of the Navajo Nation for uranium mine cleanup.

According to the settlement, Anadarko Petroleum and former parent company Kerr-McGee Corp. agreed to pay $5.15 billion for abandoned uranium mine cleanup on the Navajo Nation.

The Navajo Nation's litigation team included attorneys from the Chicago firm of Kirkland and Ellis, the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, U.S. Justice Department, and representatives from the U.S. EPA in San Francisco."

This article appeared in its entirety in the April 8, 2014 edition of Navajo-Hopi Observer.