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Government bills BP $51.4 million for spill effort


WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- The Obama administration has sent another multi-million dollar bill to BP and other parties being held responsible for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The latest bill, the third in the nine weeks since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig collapsed, is for $51.4 million. The White House says BP and the other parties have already paid the first two bills, totaling almost $71 million.

The latest bill is associated with the response of more than two dozen federal and state agencies. The Obama administration says it is focused on making sure those cleaning up the oil and losing their livelihoods from the spill get reimbursed.

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