The record fine imposed on BP over the 2010 rig explosion and oil spill is a small price to pay for the worst ecological disaster in US history, victims and environmental groups say.
Fire boats battle the blazing remnants of the BP-operated off-shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon, in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. BP has agreed to pay a record $4.5 billion in US fines for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill and pled guilty to 14 counts including felony manslaughter in the deaths of 11 workers.
BP agreed Thursday to pay $4.5 billion in US fines for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and pleaded guilty to 14 counts, including felony manslaughter, in the deaths of 11 workers in the offshore rig blast that caused the disaster.
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