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BP to pay $50.6 million for Texas City explosion

09.01.2010  |  Thinnes, Billy,  Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, TX

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The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that BP Products North America Inc. will pay a full penalty of $50.6 million stemming from the 2005 explosion at its Texas City, Texas, refinery that killed 15 workers and injured 170 others. The agreement resolves failure-to-abate citations issued after a 2009 follow-up investigation. In addition to paying the record fine, BP has agreed to take immediate steps to protect those now working at the refinery, allocating a minimum of $500 million to that effort.

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