The Chief Minister has announced that rather than taking BP to court for a petrol spill in Chisolm last January (2007), the ACT Government will take $150,000 for the ACT Environment Grants Program and $50,000 in BP solar products.
BP’s also promising to fully remediate the site, and has already pulled a pile of oil out of the ground:
- “BP Australia are progressing well with the remediation and cleanup process of the Chisholm site and impacted areas. This process includes the installation of new underground storage tanks and a hydrocarbon recovery system. Approximately 40,000 litres of fuel have been recovered from surrounding soil and groundwater since the incident.”
A missed payday for the lawyers on this one.