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12 BP Oil Wells Closed

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According to the AP Wire, BP has halted operations at 12 Alaskan oil wells in order to investigate reports of leaking oil or diesel insulating agents. The wells are located at Prudhoe Bay, North Star and Milne Point and produced over 8,000 barrels of oil daily while in operation. Whistleblowers working with BP in Alaska reported the leaks to officials. Currently a grand jury is hearing testimony regarding BP’s responsibility in a huge oil spill earlier this year. Over one million liters of oil were spilt in the Prudhoe Bay field, the biggest oil spill at the North Slope region in Alaska’s history.