U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch walks past a photograph of the April 2010 Deepwarter Horizon platform in flames after announcing the resolution of federal and state claims against BP . Photo: AFP

Biggest in history: US says BP to pay record $20.8 bln settlement over Gulf of Mexico oil disaster

Deepwater Horizon rig explosion off Lousiana in 2010 killed 11 and poured 134 million gallons of oil into Gulf waters

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U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch walks past a photograph of the April 2010 Deepwarter Horizon platform in flames after announcing the resolution of federal and state claims against BP . Photo: AFP
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