BP To Pay Penalty Over Failed Drills At Md. Oil Terminal

Law360, New York (September 28, 2012, 6:59 PM EDT) -- BP Products North America Inc. has agreed to pay $210,000 in penalties to resolve a suit brought by the federal government alleging the oil giant failed two oil spill response tests at a terminal on the Chesapeake Bay, according to a consent decree made public Friday.

In the consent decree, BP also pledged to conduct oil spill response training and drills at its Curtis Bay Terminal outside Baltimore and submit to independent audits evaluating response capabilities at other product terminals.

The Justice Department alleged in a...
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