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Head of Oil Spill Claims Fund Heads Back to Gulf

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The man in charge of a $20 billion Gulf of Mexico oil spill compensation fund is talking to regional officials today about the claims process.

Kenneth Feinberg is to meet with Alabama Gov. Bob Riley in Mobile this afternoon.

Feinberg has pledged to speed up payments to fisherman, business owners and others whose livelihoods have been ruined by the spill.

BP has already paid out more than $100 million to spill victims, but the claims total about $600 million so far.

      
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