Huge settlement reached on Kerr-McGee contamination sites, but West Chicago forged its own deal
Apr 4, 2014 11:42 AM -
The federal government on Thursday reached a $5.15 billion settlement with Anadarko Petroleum Corp., the largest ever for environmental contamination, to settle claims related to the cleanup of thousands of sites -- including some in West Chicago -- tainted with hazardous chemicals for decades. "Just because you know something's bad, it's happening and it's not right, doesn't mean you already get justice," said Rich Kassanits, a West Chicago resident. "But it's nice to get justice, and some money."