Posted: Sep 13, 2010 11:42 AM by Melissa Canone
Updated: Sep 13, 2010 11:45 AM
HOUMA, La. (AP) - The administrator of the $20 billion victims
compensation fund that BP set up after the massive Gulf of Mexico
oil spill is considering making a significant concession following
strong criticism from residents about the claims process.
The issue involves the current requirement that wages people
have been paid to help skim oil and perform other cleanup work must
be subtracted from the amount they get from the compensation fund.
Fund czar Kenneth Feinberg told hundreds of people who packed a
convention center in Houma, La., on Monday that he is reconsidering
that requirement. He said no decision has been made, but he
understands the loud concerns raised by people who are still
The April 20 rig explosion killed 11 workers and led to 206
million gallons of oil spewing from BP's undersea well.