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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 'reach settlement' with BP over Deepwater disaster

The US Department of Justice has reached a settlement with BP over criminal charges relating to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, officials familiar with the case have told NBC News.

The settlement is said to include a massive monetary fine and criminal charges.

The announcement will be made by US Attorney General Eric Holder later today in New Orleans.

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