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Panel: Key Safety Device Failed in Gulf Oil Disaster

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posted on May, 12 2010 @ 06:52 PM

(May 12) -- An emergency device on the Gulf of Mexico well that's leaking crude oil had four major flaws in the days before a drilling platform exploded and sank last month, including a hydraulic leak and a faulty battery, members of a congressional panel said today.

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My only question is, why wasnt it detected earlier? Before this disaster happened? Oh well.

[edit on 12-5-2010 by -Blackout-]

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