BP settles US 2010 oil spill claims for $18.7 billion

BP said it has reached an $18.7 billion settlement of damages claims from the US government and five states after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill. The US Justice Department said it could be the largest settlement with a single entity in American history and the total value would top $20 billion. The April 20, 2010 rig explosion and spill killed 11 workers and spewed oil for nearly three months on to the shorelines of several states. BP said the agreement covered claims from the states Of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas and 400 local government entities.

via ynetnews.com

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