- Associated Press - Thursday, October 1, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The city of Jackson has received $958,000 from a Deepwater Horizon claim even though the city was more than 150 miles from where any oil washed ashore.

The Clarion-Ledger reports (http://on.thec-l.com/1KTibMS) the city’s claim isn’t part of the $1.5 billion the state is receiving from the BP oil spill settlement. Jackson officials say they hope some of the settlement will help with the $400 million federal consent decree the city is under for improvements to wastewater treatment plants.

The city says the money was placed in the general fund budget.

BP recently finished making $678.4 million in settlement payments to 383 local governments in five states as part of a class-action lawsuit filed by the municipalities who said they suffered economic loss because of the April 2010 oil spill.

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Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, http://www.clarionledger.com

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