BP Pleads Guilty to 14 Felony Counts for Gulf Oil Spill

By Scott Sarvay

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November 16, 2012 Updated Nov 16, 2012 at 2:33 PM EDT

UNDATED (www.incnow.tv) - Leaders with British Petroleum are shelling out a record settlement, related to the company's involvement in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

BP officials agreed to plead guilty to 14 felony counts and will pay $4.5 billion. But that's not all!

They likely will have to pay billions from civil lawsuits.

And in the Hoosier state, BP is expected to install an ultraviolet light beam system to measure pollution levels around the property in Whiting, Ind.

According to the Times of Northwest Indiana report in May, BP agreed to pay more than $400 million to install environmental controls in Whiting operation as part of a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency, Indiana Department of Environmental Management and environmental groups.

The company intends to complete installation as early as 2014.




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