Chevron executives charged in Brazil oil spill

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Seventeen Chevron and Transocean executives were formally charged with environmental crimes in an oil leak off Rio de Janeiro’s coast amid prosecutor calls for damage payments and prison sentences. The companies applied excessive pressure when drilling at Chevron’s Frade field, used faulty equipment and failed to meet requirements to avoid and counter spills, the federal prosecutor’s office said in a statement Wednesday. George Buck, head of…

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