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BP Spill Clean Up: Many Conflicts Of Interest In Determining The Damage

07/21/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake, since those readings will be used by the federal government and courts to establish liability claims against BP. But the laboratory that officials have chosen to process virtually all of the samples is part of an oil and gas services company in Texas that counts oil firms, including BP, among its biggest clients.

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