Hanover’s polluted National Fireworks site to get $73 million for cleanup from bankruptcy deal

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Nearly 300 acres of polluted land in Hanover will benefit from the nation’s largest-ever environmental enforcement settlement, state officials say.

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced on Wednesday that $73 million of the $5.15 billion settlement with Anadarko Petroleum will go to Hanover’s National Fireworks site, which was briefly operated by an Anadarko affiliate in the late 1940s. The attorney general’s office expects the money will be made available by the end of 2014.

The settlement involves a web of company spinoffs, bankruptcy proceedings, and shifting environmental liability.

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