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Brazil slaps new fine on Chevron

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SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazil's national petroleum agency says it had imposed a new fine on Chevron for allegedly failing to comply with its development plan for the appraisal well that caused a leak last month.

The agency says in an e-mailed statement Friday that the failure helped cause nearly 3,000 barrels of oil to spill into the Atlantic Ocean.

The statement does not mention the amount of the fine and repeated calls to the agency went unanswered.

Chevron Corp. says it may comment later.

Chevron has been fined 10 million reals ($5.4 million) for allegedly breaching its environmental license and 50 million reals ($27 million) for the oil spill.

Oil began leaking on Nov. 7 from the well about off the northeastern coast of Rio de Janeiro state.

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