BP to pay £2.8bn over oil spill

BP is to pay £2.8bn to US authorities to settle claims relating to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 - the largest fine in US history. Two supervisors will face manslaughter charges over the deaths of 11 people.

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US Attorney General on BP Deepwater deal

US Attorney General Eric Holder has said that the deal reached with BP over the Deepwater disaster is the "largest total criminal resolution in the history of the United States".

Speaking at a news conference, he also said:

It stands as a testament to the hard work of countless investigators, attorneys, support staff workers and other persons from the Deepwater taskforce to advance a complex and wide-ranging investigation that began even before the oil well was capped.

– US Attorney General Eric Holder

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