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Anadarko Petroleum Corp.'s $5.15 billion settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice concerning legacy Tronox Inc. operations received final approval from the U.S. District Court of Eastern District of New York (see Daily GPIApril 3). The settlement, the largest environmental recovery ever by Justice, resolves all claims regarding alleged actions by Kerr-McGee Corp. before it merged with Anadarko in 2007 (see Daily GPIJan. 30, 2007). Before the merger, Kerr-McGee spun off Tronox, which at the time was burdened with environmental liabilities related to pollution site cleanups (see Daily GPIApril 3, 2006).

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