Plaquemines Parish finally settles with BP following oil spill in 2010

PLAQUEMINES PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Plaquemines Parish has finally settled with BP over damages caused during the 2010 oil spill.

Plaquemines Parish did not participate in the 2015 settlement where BP agreed to pay nearly $19 billion to settle claims with five coastal states and local governments. At the time, the parish president said the settlement wasn't enough money.

On Tuesday, May 9, the parish announced a settlement was reached for $45 million.

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