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D’Iberville settles with BP for nearly $1 million

BPD’IBERVILLE — The city of D’Iberville didn’t see any oil on its shores from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but the city shared in the economic woes that followed the spill and will share in the BP settlement.

City Manager Bobby Eleuterius tells The Sun Herald the mayor and city council on Tuesday agreed to accept just over $948,000 in the settlement.

The terms with BP say the Gulf Coast cities will receive payment in 30 days and city officials should not make public statements disparaging BP.

Officials say a big chunk of the city’s settlement will go to attorney fees.

The Deepwater Horizon disaster killed 11 rig workers and spewed millions of gallons of crude.

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