Chamber luncheon to focus on BP oil spill claims
By Gary Lloyd
The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce’s June luncheon will focus on the requirements for businesses filing to receive their shares of BP settlement money.
The luncheon is June 20 at 11:30 a.m. at the Trussville Civic Center. Reservations are $17 each and are needed by noon June 18.
The Transocean Deepwater Horizon drilling rig caught fire and sank 130 miles southeast of New Orleans in April 2010. The oil spill claimed 11 lives and an estimated 4.9 million barrels of oil were discharged into the Gulf of Mexico.
In January, the United States Justice Department announced that Transocean Deepwater Inc. agreed to plead guilty to violating the Clean Water Act and to pay a total of $1.4 billion in civil and criminal fines and penalties for its conduct in relation to the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
According to court documents, on April 20, 2010, while stationed at the Macondo well site in the Gulf of Mexico, the Deepwater Horizon rig experienced an uncontrolled blowout and related explosions and fire, which resulted in the deaths of 11 rig workers and the largest oil spill in U.S. history. In agreeing to plead guilty, Transocean Deepwater Inc. admitted that members of its crew onboard the Deepwater Horizon, acting at the direction of BP’s “Well Site Leaders” or “company men,” were negligent in failing fully to investigate clear indications that the Macondo well was not secure and that oil and gas were flowing into the well.
For more information about the luncheon, visit www.trussvillechamber.com or call 205-655-7535.
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