BP faces oil prosecution

BP could face prosecution over the unauthorised injection of toxic wastes into some of its oil wells on the north slope in Alaska. Although contractor Doyon Drilling would be directly responsible for the alleged offences, between 1993 and 1995, and BP itself alerted the US Environmental Protection Agency to the problem, the oil company admitted […]

BP could face prosecution over the unauthorised injection of toxic wastes into some of its oil wells on the north slope in Alaska.

Although contractor Doyon Drilling would be directly responsible for the alleged offences, between 1993 and 1995, and BP itself alerted the US Environmental Protection Agency to the problem, the oil company admitted it could still be held liable.