900 claims still out for $1M Exxon Valdez fund

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by Associated Press

kgw.com

Posted on September 27, 2012 at 7:53 AM

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — A settlement fund set up to pay plaintiffs from lawsuits stemming from the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill still has about $1 million left to disperse.

About 900 people haven't claimed money from the Exxon Qualified Settlement Fund.

Plaintiffs' attorney Dave Oesting (ESS-sting) of Anchorage says there will be one last push to find these people.

If these people can't be found, the money will have to be turned over to the states from their last known address. The claimants are from many places in the Lower 48, including California, Oregon and Washington state.

Oesting also says if a claimant has died, his or her heirs are entitled are the settlement funds.

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Online:

List of claimants: http://www.exspill.com/Portals/5/documents/EX_Unpaid%20Claimant%20List%20by%20Location.pdf

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