Town hall meeting reveals large grant to AL from BP

GULF SHORES, AL (WBRC) – At a town hall meeting in Gulf Shores, it was revealed that BP will be giving Alabama a $25 million grant for communities.

The town hall meeting was held on Wednesday morning for businessmen in the area. It was sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and featured representatives from BP, the Alabama Heath Department and ADEM.

Also announced at the meeting was a claim office that will be opening in Bayou La Batre.

On a related note, BP also announced Wednesday that they had managed to stop the flow of oil from one of three leak points of the oil well. This is not expected to slow the overall rate of flow, but will reduce the complexity of the situation on the seabed.

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