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BP Atlantis Rig: Another Gulf Oil Spill Waiting To Happen?

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Offshore drillers rejoiced when Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced on October 12 that the United States was once again "open for business," just six months after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig began pouring crude into the Gulf of Mexico. But Salazar didn't mention BP's other major oil production platform in the Gulf, the one that watchdogs have called a "ticking time bomb" ignored by federal regulators. The BP Atlantis platform is operating in deeper waters and is extracting more oil from the Gulf each day than the Deepwater Horizon well leaked, but neither the company nor the feds have proved it is safe.

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