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World markets  |  December 15, 2010 21:50:05

Americans suing BP and four other companies for a share of the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico


WASHINGTON (MEDIAFAX) - The U.S. government on Wednesday sued the mining company British Petroleum (BP) and four other companies for their contribution to ecological disaster in the Gulf of Mexico and asks them for damages. Informs Reuters that the action indicates the beginning of a protracted legal battle.

The administration of President Barack Obama calls for compensation from the companies BP, Transocean, Anadarko Petroleum, Mitsui and Lloyd's of London, an insurance company Transocean. The exact amount of action by Reuters does not mention.

The company has leased Transocean company BP oil rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded in the 20th year of April.From her well, in which BP has a share of about 65 percent, Anadarko Petroleum 25 percent and 10 percent of the Mitsui group, the subsequent sinking of the platform began to leak water Gulf of Mexico, one thousand barrels of oil.

"We intend to prove that the defendants are responsible for removal of government spending on damages for economic losses and environmental damage," he said in a statement the Minister of Justice Eric Holder. "We continue to civil and criminal investigations," he added.

Action on the contrary, makes no mention of Halliburton, which facilitated the use of problem well, or about Cameron International, a manufacturer of equipment that should protect the borehole before the explosion. Ministry of Justice have indicated that environmental accidents investigation continues and additional charges may be raised later.

Leakage of oil from the well was stopped in mid-July. The sea, according to estimates of experts received 780 million liters of "black gold".

Zdenek Gazur,

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