BP Cops To Ind. Crude Oil Spill As Investigation Continues

Law360, New York (March 25, 2014, 8:26 PM EDT) -- BP PLC confirmed Tuesday that an unspecified amount of crude oil from an Indiana refinery has spilled into Lake Michigan, where federal officials have found an area of approximately 5,000 square feet covered in the substance.

Preliminary information suggests that a malfunction at a crude distillation unit may have released crude oil into the refinery's cooling water outflow and into the Lake, according to BP. The oil giant said it is continuing its investigation of the incident and has not yet determined how much oil was...
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