Public Agencies Accept Settlements From BP

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Public agencies in the New Orleans area have accepted about a quarter-billion dollars from BP for economic losses resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.
 Times-Picayune’s Ben Myers reports the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East accepted Thursday an $8.2 million offer for itself, as well as $1 million on behalf of the Non-Flood Protection Asset Management Authority.

         The management authority oversees property such as Lakefront Airport and Orleans Marina that are owned by the Orleans Levee District, which is folded into the regional flood protection authority.

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         BP has agreed to set aside as much as $1 billion to local governments as part of its $18.7 billion settlement with five states and the federal government. The deal results from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

         There are now 22 New Orleans-area entities that have accepted offers worth a combined $249.3 million. Plaquemines Parish and the Town of Jean Lafitte refused settlements.

         Those accepting settlements are:

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Audubon Commission                       $3.5 million

Covington                                        $1.5 million

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Gretna                                             $3.3 million

Harahan                                          $608,777

Jefferson Parish                                $53.1 million

Jefferson Parish School Board            $32.7 million

Kenner                                            $9.3 million

Lafourche Parish                              $8.1 million

Mandeville                                       $2.1 million

New Orleans                                    $45 million

Non-Flood Protection

Asset Management Authority             $1 million

Northshore Harbor Center                 $217,283

Orleans Parish School Board              $22.7 million

Plaquemines Parish School Board       $10.5 million

Port of Plaquemines                          $155,300

St. Bernard Parish                             $9.3 million

St. Tammany Parish                          $16.8 million

St. Tammany Parish School Board      $15.4 million

Slidell                                     $3 million

Southeast Louisiana Flood

Protection Authority-East                  $8.2 million

Southeast Louisiana Flood

Protection Authority-West                  $2 million

Westwego                                        $823,023


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