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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 07:07 PM
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BP Claims Halliburton Destroyed Oil-Spill Evidence
Source: WSJ (Google title for full article)

BP PLC is alleging that Halliburton Co. destroyed evidence in the weeks following the Deepwater Horizon explosion in 2010 that demonstrated that the cement formula the firm used on the drilling operation was flawed.

The claim, made Monday in a federal civil-court filing in New Orleans, is the latest in a continuing volley of accusations between the companies as they face potentially huge civil and criminal penalties stemming from the 2010 accident in the Gulf of Mexico that killed a total of 11 people and led to the largest offshore oil spill in the U.S. history.

Halliburton has previously said that it believes the cement mix it recommended that BP use on the well was stable. It has argued that the well failed because of poor engineering and design choices made by BP.

BP argued in its filing that Halliburton conducted tests following the April 20, 2010, accident that determined that the same cement formula used on the Deepwater Horizon well did have problems.

Read more: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204083204...
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 07:13 PM
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1. Nobody will be punished for this
Oh, some low-level flunky or one of the guys who got killed in the initial explosion will be blamed, but the folks who cash the big paychecks will walk away scot-free, and none of the companies involved will sustain any damage they can't recoup with two days' operational profits.
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 07:33 PM
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4. None of upper management was punished when engineers lied about inspections at Davis-Besse nuke
Three engineers were guilty of backdating inspection reports. First Energy got off with no fines on the company or upper management.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 07:43 PM
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5. And Americans will be good little docile sheeple about it, just as they are about everything.
We make a perfect pair, our government and us.
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malthaussen Donating Member (413 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 07:24 PM
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2. It's interesting to see the big dogs turn on each other
Maybe they'll send their private security forces to bomb each other's HQs or something.

-- Mal
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 10:10 AM
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12. agreed. Keep showing those documents to prove the others guilty and
maybe the Justice Dept. and EPA will finally DO SOMETHING about the multitude of violations.
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 07:24 PM
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3. throw them all in jail until the case is settled
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Hotler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 09:37 AM
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9. +1 n/t
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 07:48 PM
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6. Who could have seen that coming? n/t
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a simple pattern Donating Member (426 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 08:37 PM
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7. I wonder who made the cement formula of building 7!
haha j/k
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 09:34 PM
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8. "They did it." "No, THEY did it."......
Later they meet up, tee time at 9:30 at the course.

:puke:
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Hotler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 09:37 AM
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10. k&r n/t
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Overseas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 10:07 AM
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11. K&R.
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 04:31 PM
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13. This should be real big headline news! I mean BIG!
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