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Tarpon not seeking oil spill money

From Tampa and Dunedin to Panama City and Key West, cities along Florida's west coast have filed claims against BP for lost tourism and other revenue, seeking damages as a result of an oil rig explosion that sullied the Gulf of Mexico and killed 11 workers in 2010.

But Tarpon Springs, despite an economy based on tourism, fishing and sponge diving, did not seek damages.

Why? According to Tarpon Springs leaders, there wasn't any evidence the spill harmed the city.

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[Last modified: Sunday, June 9, 2013 3:12pm]


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