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U.S. Deputy Attorney General James Cole (L) points to map of cleanup sites during an announcement of a settlement with Anadarko Petroleum Corp at the Justice Department in Washington April 3, 2014. (Reuters photo)

Harding Co. site part of record $5B pollution clean-up agreement

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By Nick Brown

(Reuters) - Energy company Anadarko Petroleum Corp agreed on Thursday to pay more than $5 billion to clean up areas across the United States polluted by nuclear fuel, wood creosote and rocket fuel waste that caused cancer and other health problems.

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The agreement includes a site in northwestern South Dakota, the Associated Press reported.

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