November 30, 2011 6:51 AM

BP's 2009 pipeline spill may lead to criminal charges

Two years ago, a BP pipeline carrying a mix of oil, water and natural gas blew open on Alaska's North Slope, spilling what the oil company estimated was 13,500 gallons of crude. Now that spill is being dissected in federal court to determine whether the circumstances leading up to it amount to criminal behavior by BP.

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