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Rig survivors: BP ordered shortcut on day of blast

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posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 03:33 PM
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Rig survivors: BP ordered shortcut on day of blast


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The morning the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, a BP executive and a Transocean official argued over how to proceed with the drilling, rig survivors told CNN's Anderson Cooper in an exclusive interview.

The survivors' account paints perhaps the most detailed picture yet of what happened on the deepwater rig -- and the possible causes of the April 20 explosion.

The BP official wanted workers to replace heavy mud, used to keep the well's pressure down, with lighter seawater to help speed a process that was costing an estimated $750,000 a day and was already running five weeks late,
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posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 03:33 PM
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Well, that about sums it up.. cutting corners for profits.

750,000 a day... now we begin to pay the real price. Pay it with the lives of millions of ocean going creatures, birds and even humans.

Wether we suffer from it directly now or we suffer from the long term effects, suffer we will.

With reports of cutting staff and ignoring warning signs, it is no wonder that an accident occured.. and boy, did this accident slap the face of every oil producer, not just BP.

This kinda says it all;

The Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into the massive oil spill that has spewed as much as 798,000 gallons (19,000 barrels) of oil into the Gulf of Mexico every day.

The rig workers have filed a negligence suit against BP, Transocean, oil field services contractor Halliburton and other companies involved with the deepwater rig.

"I've seen gross negligence, and this conduct is criminal," said Steve Gordon, the lawyer representing the men. "There's a crime scene sitting 5,000 feet below the water."


I hope someone is watching over us as we are going to need a lot of help with this for the very foreseeable future.



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