BP Amoco admits environmental lapse

BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. (BPXA) will spend $22 million to resolve criminal and civil charges relating to the illegal disposal of hazardous waste on Alaska's North Slope.The US Department of Justice said BPXA pleaded guilty in US District Court at Anchorage to failing to notify authorities immediately about a release of hazardous substances to the environment and agreed to pay the maximum criminal fine of $500,000.As part of the plea agreement, BPXA also admitted that it failed to provide adequate oversight, audits, and funding to ensure proper environmental management on Endicott Island, Alaska.Under the terms of the plea agreement, BP Amoco PLC will establish an environmental man...

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