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Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly reports to the Dzil Yijiin Regional Council on April 3 at Black Mesa Chapter House that the Nation will receive a $1 billion bankruptcy settlement for abandoned uranium mine cleanup from Kerr-McGee. He said the settlement was a major victory for the Navajo Nation and that the remaining abandoned mines still need money for cleanup. Photo/Rick Abasta

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Uranium settlement to bring $1 billion to Navajo Nation for cleanup

Anadarko Petroleum and Kerr-McGee agree to pay $5.15 billion to multiple claimants to clean up 49 abandoned mines

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - 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.