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  U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill
Washington DC chemical leak after CSX freight train derails   A freight train has derailed in Washington DC spilling hazardous liquid. At least nine cars of the CSX freight train overturned   Gulf 'to recover by end of 2012'  The Gulf of Mexico will have largely recovered from the BP oil spill by the end of 2012, the administrator of the $20bn pay-outs fund has sa...   Cost cuts 'led to BP oil spill'


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  US panel: The companies involved in the BP oil spill had made decisions to cut costs and save time that contributed to the disaster


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  The federal government joined the dozens of lawsuits against BP and several other companies over the massive oil spill, seeking unlimited penalties
 The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion in April killed 11 workers and spilled millions of barrels of oil over several months

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  U.S. Congress: Tony Hayward is set to face a grilling, a day after the oil firm agreed a $20bn compensation fund for victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill
BP to fund $20bn oil spill payout  Oil giant is to put $20bn in a compensation fund for victims of the Gulf oil spill and will not pay shareholders a dividend this year Jun.15   Obama in national address on oil
  US President has made his first national address from the Oval Office to outline his response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.    Barack Obama has vowed to 'make BP pay' for th...
Jun.12 US urges quicker BP oil strategy  A top Coast Guard official has said that BP's plans to contain oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico from a blown-out well do not go far enough Jun.1 US begins criminal probe of spill  Attorney General Eric Holder: The US government has begun criminal and civil investigations into the Gulf of Mexico oil spill May.30 Oil leak 'worst US environment disaster' Map of White House USA
  White House energy adviser Carol Browner: The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is the worst environmental disaster the US has faced
May.27   Obama defends oil spill response  US President Barack Obama has defended his government's handling of the huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico May.24 Feds tell BP to cut use of oil dispersants  Environmental Protection Agency has instructed BP to scale back its use of oil dispersants in the Gulf of Mexico May.21 US oil spill commission takes shape  Two political veterans are expected to head a US commission investigating a huge oil spill, amid criticism of the government's response May.17 Obama to set up oil spill panel   President Barack Obama will set up a commission to investigate the spill in the Gulf of Mexico, examine industry practices and the government's role May.11 Blame game as US fights oil spill  U.S. Senate: Oil executives frm BP and Transocean have traded blame in Congress over the Gulf Coast oil spill, as the battle to contain it continues Apr.30   Pressure mounts on BP to tackle slick  Calls for swifter action were led by Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano, who urged BP to commit more resources to tackling the catastrop...


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B. 2016-05-01 Washington DC chemical leak after CSX freight train derails
C. 2011-02-02 Gulf 'to recover by end of 2012' Washington
3. 2011-01-05 Cost cuts 'led to BP oil spill' Washington
2010-12-15 U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill Washington
F. 2010-11-08 Panel backs BP on spill findings Washington
G. 2010-06-17 Congress tells BP ignored oil well dangers U.S. Congress
7. 2010-06-16 US Congress set to grill BP chief U.S. Congress
I. 2010-06-16 BP to fund $20bn oil spill payout Washington
9. 2010-06-15 Obama in national address on oil Washington


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