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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-17-10 06:10 PM
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Study (Commisioned With MMS) Shows MMS Knew In 2009 Of BP Safety Failures
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Study shows that MMS knew in 2009 of BP safety failures
A study commissioned in partnership with the MMS during the Obama Administration uncovered 62 instances of blow out preventor (BOP) failures including 4 that were considered critical and yet MMS took no action against BP, allowing the drilling to go forward despite being warned that the blow out preventors were suspect and could result in catastrophic failures.

While Obama has received heavy criticism for an inadequate response to the Gulf spill now in its 60th day, a response that those in Louisiana continue to find lacking, there is now evidence that the Obama Administration was just as negligent as the Bush Administration in dealing with the oil industry and safety standards.

There was ample warning that the blow out preventors presented a potential hazard for failure in any underwater environment but the fact that they were going to be used for the first time in water 5000 feet deep raised no concerns at the Obama Administrations's MMS.

It is specifically the failures at those depths that is the real cause of the environmental disaster in the Gulf. Had the same failures occurred in 200 feet of water, any of the remedies BP used to try and plug the leak would have worked. It is at depths of 5000 feet, depths at which those remedies had never before been tried, that made attempts to plug the leak virtually impossible.

more:
http://tominpaine.blogspot.com/2010/06/study-shows-that...
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-17-10 06:14 PM
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1. Everyone of those oily fuckers in the MMS needs to be tried for manslaughter
except for the janitorial/housekeeping staff.
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-17-10 06:15 PM
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2. The admin took action in May to try to rectify the inherited mess
which brings me on to the topic of a nuclear disaster at a nuclear power station. It looks like there has been a lot of deregulation courtesy of Bush and cheney all over the govt. How many other agenices have to be rectified. It's probably hard to keep up with.
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