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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 09:43 PM
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Norway Cites Flaws in BP Readiness
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Edited on Wed Nov-30-11 10:10 PM by alp227
Source: WSJ (google the title for full article)

BP PLC's efforts to monitor and respond to sudden pollution releases such as oil spills in the Norwegian Sea suffer from "very serious shortcomings" that demand immediate improvement, Norwegian regulators said.

An October investigation during drilling at the Skarv field by Norway's Climate and Pollution Agency, a directorate under the Ministry of the Environment, found that BP couldn't document how it has designed preparedness against sudden pollution releases, the agency said Tuesday.

The report is the latest criticism of safety issues at BP, after a massive oil spill in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico in 2010 and numerous other accidents in recent years. In the wake of the Gulf spill, BP appointed a global head of safety to its executive management team.

"We take this situation very seriously," Bjorn Bjornstad, director of the agency's department of control, water and international affairs, said in a statement.

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