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Wed December 15, 2010
Justice Department Sues BP, 8 other companies over spill
By Eileen Fleming
New Orleans, La. – Attorney General Eric Holder is asking that BP and the other companies pay for all removal costs and damages caused by the spill. It says those damages are still not known but are believed to total in the billions of dollars. The government says BP, rig owner Transocean of Houston and other partial owners in the operation failed to monitor the well and didn't use proper safety equipment. Cement contractor Halliburton is not among the defendants. Either is Cameron International, which made the blowout preventer that didn't stop the oil gusher. The Justice Department could add defendants in the future, depending on evidence that emerges from several ongoing investigations.
For WWNO, I'm Eileen Fleming.