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Phase two of BP oil spill trial

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The second phase of the BP oil spill trial begins Monday.

This time, the focus is on what the British oil company did to stop the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico after the 2010 spill, and how much oil actually seeped into the ocean.

BP is fighting claims that it was grossly negligent in its handling of the deepwater horizon disaster.

Plaintiffs say the company knew a catastrophic spill was possible, but BP was not prepared when it happened.

It took nearly three months to stop the flow of oil into the ocean.

If found grossly negligent, BP could face a pollution fine up to 18 billion dollars.

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