Ocean Springs, MS (AP) - The administrator of BP's $20
billion fund to compensate people harmed by the Gulf of Mexico oil
spill says some whose claims were denied will get paid after all.
Kenneth Feinberg says the Gulf Coast Claims Facility expects
many of the roughly 2,000 denied or ineligible claims may actually
warrant payment under more lenient procedures.
Feinberg also says people who believe they have received far
less than they deserve will get a review, and possibly another
check. He says he wants to be generous and recognizes there have
been some problems.
Fishermen and business owners lost millions of dollars after the
April 20 explosion of a BP PLC-leased rig that killed 11 workers
and allowed 206 million gallons of oil to escape from the company's
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