- Associated Press - Friday, July 10, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The city of Jackson is hoping for some money from the state’s settlement with BP over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Clarion-Ledger reports (https://on.thec-l.com/1JX11iw ) Jackson officials are seeking help with local funding for a $400 million federal consent decree for improvement to the wastewater treatment plants.

The city council ordered the city staff to prepare a package to submit to the state.

The state will receive about $183 million in Natural Resource Damage Assessment payments, about $582 million in Clean Water Act penalties under the RESTORE Act and $750 million in economic damages.

The city of Jackson signed the consent decree with the Environment Protection Agency in 2013, calling for the city to make $400 million in wastewater treatment and other sewer improvements.

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


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