Gulf Oil Spill Claims Process Streamlined The claims process for businesses hurt by the Gulf oil spill may finally be working. Since the weekend, checks totaling $340 million have been sent to businesses -- almost doubling the total amount that's been paid out.
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Gulf Oil Spill Claims Process Streamlined

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The claims process for businesses hurt by the Gulf oil spill may finally be working. Since the weekend, checks totaling $340 million have been sent to businesses — almost doubling the total amount that's been paid out.

ARI SHAPIRO, Host:

Eileen Fleming of member station WWNO reports.

EILEEN FLEMING: Parish President Billy Nungesser credits Feinberg for unclogging the paperwork process.

BILLY NUNGESSER: They are really turning out a lot more answers to the people. I mean, my calls here have almost completely stopped from the fishermen. They've done that good a job here in the last week or so.

FLEMING: For NPR News, I'm Eileen Fleming in New Orleans.

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