- Associated Press - Friday, July 17, 2015

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - The city of Pascagoula is getting $2 million from BP as part of a group settlement of local government claims for economic losses caused by the 2010 BP oil spill.

Gautier officials say their city is accepting $1.7 million.

Multiple local media reports are that the Pascagoula-Gautier School District also will receive $500,000 in addition to the cities’ settlements.

The City of Ocean Springs announced it will receive $852,000 from BP in addition to the $157,000 it recovered four years ago in a partial settlement. BP will also pay out $1 million to the Ocean Springs School District.

Other settlements are: Biloxi, $4.9 million; D’Iberville, $948,027; Gulfport, $4.4 million; Long Beach, $315,678; Harrison County, $2.4 million.

The settlements are in addition to the $1.5 billion Mississippi will receive from BP.

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