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Deepwater Horizon BOP 'had leak'

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posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 12:26 PM
This article is old, but i didnt see it posted yet.

I notice Halliburton is not in the media nearly as much as BP. Why is that?

The committee also heard that BP was aware of problems on the semisub before the explosion. Representatives said documents and company briefings suggested that BP, Transocean and Halliburton ignored tests that flagged up faults in the BOP. Committee chairman Henry Waxman said: "It appears the companies did not suspend operations, and now 11 workers are dead and the gulf faces an environmental catastrophe." The committee heard testimony from oil executives suggesting multiple failures of safety systems that should have given advance warning of a blowout, or should have promptly cut off the flow of oil.

Also, a good link to Hearing on "Inquiry into the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Coast Oil Spill": atid=133:subcommittee-on-oversight-and-investigations&Itemid=73

I suspect this issue is only now really going to begin. Who will finally get blamed?

[edit on 6-9-2010 by justadood]

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 12:49 PM
reply to post by justadood

I have wondered too about Haliburton's guilt in this disaster. Being it was them in charge of the cementing process.

A 2007 MMS study found that although blowouts with offshore drilling operations were becoming less frequent, less deadly and less polluting, cementing-associated troubles persisted. Cementing problems were associated with 18 of 39 blowouts between 1992 and 2006, and 18 of 70 from 1971 to 1991. There were 17 blowouts in the earlier period where contributing factors


posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 01:36 PM
i heard on radio news that the Justice Department has possession of the now sequestered BOP from the seafloor...

it will be days or weeks until the detailed investigation tells us just what went wrong with the BOP

of course... any damage showing up in the BOP has to have a cause...
and that 'cause' might be kept secret for Years!
(hey all the congress is bought by TPTB &/0r the corporations...& that includes the investigative panel ~"blue ribbon commission"~ members too!)

[edit on 6-9-2010 by St Udio]

posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 11:11 PM

off-topic post removed to prevent thread-drift


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