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BP accused of greed, lax safety at US oil spill trial

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The US government accused BP of letting greed triumph over safety in the opening arguments of a multi-billion dollar trial over the devastating 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. 

Activists protest outside the building where the BP trial is being held in New Orleans, Louisiana. Prosecutors accused BP of letting greed triumph over safety in the opening of a multi-billion dollar trial over the devastating 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

A federal judge in New Orleans is tasked with determining how much BP and its subcontractors should pay for the worst environmental disaster in US history in a mammoth trial consolidating thousands of civil lawsuits.

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