Anadarko Settles Arsenic Well Cleanup Suit

Law360, New York (June 8, 2012, 2:36 PM EDT) -- Anadarko Petroleum Corp. agreed Thursday to pay an undisclosed amount and undergo remediation efforts in an agreement resolving its part in a Crowell Land & Mineral Corp. suit over alleged arsenic and other chemical contamination at two Louisiana oil and gas well sites.

Crowell has demanded that Anadarko, Sonoran Energy Inc., Travelers Commercial Insurance Co., and Chubb Insurance Solutions Agency Inc. pay to remove arsenic-laced “green rock” used by Anadarko predecessor Union Pacific Resources Co. to make roadways leading to the wells, accusing the companies of...
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