BP to Pay $4.5 Billion for Gulf Oil Spill

Oil giant's settlement with U.S. government includes criminal fines for the 2010 disaster.
3:00 | 11/15/12

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Transcript for BP to Pay $4.5 Billion for Gulf Oil Spill
It's a big criminal fine for one of the worst environmental disasters in US history BP has agreed to a four point five billion dollar settlement with the Justice Department. For the deep water horizon disaster. BP says it has also agreed to plead guilty to eleven felony counts related to workers' deaths. The settlement will not protect the company against civil -- eleven workers. Were killed in the deep water horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico two years ago. An estimated 200 million gallons of crude oil then -- out of the well over the next 87 days.

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