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US sues BP for 'violations of safety'

The US government has announced a lawsuit against BP and eight other companies over the damage caused by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Tens of millions of gallons of oil leaked into the sea after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and collapsed in April, leading to one of America's worst environmental disasters.

Mark Mardell reports.

  • 16 Dec 2010