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30.4.10

Gulf Oil Spill Threatens Gulf Coast Beaches, Fisheries.


Bon Secour Fisheries n Alabama today joined the growing legal battle against BP Plc and the other companies involved with a drilling rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico last week.

The Baldwin County shrimp processing company filed a class-action lawsuit seeking to represent everyone in Alabama who owns or leases residential or commercial property that is threatened by an enormous oil slick caused by the destruction of the Deepwater Horizon.

BP said today that it is responsible and that it will compensate those impacted.

"We are taking full responsibility for the spill and we will clean it up and where people can present legitimate claims for damages we will honor them," BP CEO Tony Hayward told Reuters. "We are going to be very, very aggressive in all of that."