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Anniston, Ala., Residents Await PCB Settlement

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Anniston, Ala., Residents Await PCB Settlement

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Anniston, Ala., Residents Await PCB Settlement

Anniston, Ala., Residents Await PCB Settlement

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Around 20,000 residents of Anniston, Ala., are waiting to receive their share of a $700 million legal settlement with chemical giant Monsanto over a now-closed plant. Last year, a jury found the company guilty of polluting the town with PCBs. The settlement includes funds for a clinic for low-income residents and two prescription drug plans. Hear Melanie Peeples.