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BP to stop handling most Gulf claims

BP has best Wednesday as the borderline for accepting claims from bodies and businesses afflicted by the Gulf oil disaster.After that, the oil behemothic will absolute bodies to the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, led by advocate Kenneth Feinberg.Effective August 23, GCCF will be the alone accustomed alignment managing business and alone claims accompanying to the Deepwater Horizon Incident," the British activity behemothic said in a statement.Feinberg is answerable with apart administering the $20 billion escrow annual accustomed by BP to atone for accident acquired by the Gulf disaster. He will authority a accessible affair at 10 a.m. in Houma, Louisiana.BP, which said it has paid $368 actor in claims so far, will abide to handle claims by government entities.On Tuesday, a above ecology babysitter accumulation alleged for added acrimonious testing of seafood from the Gulf of Mexico, area the abatement shrimping division began this week. The accompaniment of Alabama additionally reopened littoral amnion to fishing for the aboriginal time back the disaster.