EXXON TO HIKE SPILL PAYMENTS

Exxon Corp. will increase by about $8 million its payments to some Alaska commercial fishermen for 1989 income losses caused by the Exxon Valdez oil spill. The increased payments under Exxon's voluntary claim program will go to Kodiak and Chignik salmon fishermen. Kodiak fishermen will get about $5 million more, and Chignik fishermen will receive about $3 million more. Prior to the 1989 salmon fishing season, Exxon set up a program in which it settled claims by salmon permit holders in the

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