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Red Flags Were Ignored Aboard Doomed Rig

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posted on May, 13 2010 @ 02:31 AM
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Red Flags Were Ignored Aboard Doomed Rig


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Managers at oil giant BP PLC decided to forge ahead in finishing work on the doomed Deepwater Horizon rig despite some tests suggesting that highly combustible gas had seeped into the well, according to testimony released by congressional investigators and documents seen by The Wall Street Journal.

The move to start withdrawing heavy drilling fluid that prevents gas from escaping the well, despite some worrisome tests and before a final cement plug could be placed in the well, raises questions about the judgments made on the rig in the hours before an explosion erupted into the night air of
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posted on May, 13 2010 @ 02:31 AM
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BP Chairman Lamar McKay, center, and Dave Nagel, right, executive and vice president of BP America, arrive to testify before the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce committee hearing on the Deepwater Horizon rig oil spill.



Oil leaks into the Gulf of Mexico from the damaged pipe of the Deepwater Horizon rig on the sea floor, shown in a photo taken from a video by BP on Tuesday.

If those red flags were heeded to in the first place, the Gulf of Mexico and the coastlines of Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida, there would not be black with oil.

I hope BP pays the price for the mess they have to clean up.

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[edit on 13/5/2010 by ironfalcon]

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posted on May, 13 2010 @ 02:33 AM
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Well they weren't totally ignored. Some people managed to use this information to short the Mexican Gulf Oil.



posted on May, 13 2010 @ 05:46 AM
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Originally posted by belial259
Well they weren't totally ignored. Some people managed to use this information to short the Mexican Gulf Oil.



You mean underquote the true amount of oil supply in the Gulf of Mexico for their own gain and let an avoidable oil spill happen? The results speak for themselves.



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