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Gretna agrees to $3.29 million settlement with BP

GRETNA, La. (AP) - The Gretna City Council has voted to accept a $3.29 million settlement from BP to mitigate claims stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/1IKGrTR) the unanimous vote Wednesday came after the council discussed the issue in executive session.

Local governments around the region have been taking action as part of a proposed $18.7 billion settlement the oil company agreed to pay Louisiana and four other states as a result of the disaster. Louisiana's share could total $6.8 billion.

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier set a July 15 deadline for governments to approve the proposed settlements.

The Deepwater Horizon explosion killed 11 oil rig workers and spill millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com

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