Harrison County receives more than $2 million in oil spill settlement

The settlement was awarded to compensate for damages caused by the oil spill. (Photo source: Dr. Vernon Asper, USM Marine Sciences)

The settlement was awarded to compensate for damages caused by the oil spill. (Photo source: Dr. Vernon Asper, USM Marine Sciences) HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) –

Following a board meeting on Monday, Harrison County supervisors received a $2.4 million check from BP as part of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement.

The funds were awarded to the county to compensate for economic losses caused by the 2010 disaster.The City of Gulfport reached a separate $4.4 million settlement, whereas Biloxi settled for just under $5 million and several other cities reached settlements of their own. Copyright 2015 WLOX . All rights reserved. […]