The estimates will vary, it is early. The sediment is where a lot of the spill is in three states. I think that the clean up will be the usual exaggerated project. BP Horizon ended up costing BP 40 plus billion but got inflated with some artful lawyering and BP wimped out. No way that spill was a 40 billion plus spill.
BP had put aside that much, so that’s what they paid–cooperation by the lawyers.
As the NYT said–the states made out like bandits.
The taxpayers are on the tab and the project will mean more jobs and budget for the EPA–you tell me how much it’ll cost.