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Unclaimed: $700,000 from 2010 BP oil spill settlement funds

FILE - In this Monday, April 26, 2010, aerial file photo taken over the Gulf of Mexico,...
FILE - In this Monday, April 26, 2010, aerial file photo taken over the Gulf of Mexico, weathered oil is seen near the coast of Louisiana from a leaking pipeline that resulted from the explosion and collapse of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig a week earlier.(Gerald Herbert | AP)
Published: Apr. 3, 2021 at 11:48 AM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s treasurer says the state is holding more than $700,000 that has so far gone unclaimed by people and businesses affected by the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Treasurer John Schroder says that’s the worth of class action settlement checks for people in the state that have never been cashed. The amounts range from 8 cents to more than $68,000. There are unclaimed settlement checks totaling at least $1,000 for more than 100 people and businesses.

The money in the state’s unclaimed property fund comes from a fund that BP established to pay claims. People can search for unclaimed property at www.latreasury.com.