Oil Spill Claims Assistance Centers Officially Closing

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Gulf Coast claims centers that were established to assist people in filing claims under a settlement for property and economic damages from the 2010 BP oil spill are officially closing.

         Friday's closure comes nearly two weeks after the June 8 deadline for filing claims.

         Claims Administrator Patrick Juneau said his office's efforts are now transitioning to reviewing and processing claims.

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         People wishing to file claims were able to do so in person, by phone or online. Juneau has not yet released a tally of how many claims have been filed.



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