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Covington accepts $1.5 million from BP settlement

The Covington City Council has agreed to accept a settlement of about $1.5 million from BP for economic losses resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster (photo source: NASA). The Covington City Council has agreed to accept a settlement of about $1.5 million from BP for economic losses resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster (photo source: NASA).

COVINGTON, La. (AP) - The Covington City Council has agreed to accept a settlement of about $1.5 million from BP for economic losses resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. The council met behind closed doors for about 10 minutes Tuesday during its regularly scheduled meeting before emerging and voting unanimously to accept the settlement.

NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/1Ma9wdu) the vote on a resolution to collect the settlement was taken with little public discussion. After the meeting, Mayor Mike Cooper said the city had not yet determined how the money would be spent.

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

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

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