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Gulf Oil Spill Investigation

BP Fights With Rig Owner Over Key Oil Spill Evidence

AP | By HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 08.25.2011 | Green

ATLANTA -- BP and Transocean are at odds over who should get possession of a key piece of evidence in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill investigation once ...

Back to Square One? BOP Investigator Admits to Key Error in Report

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 06.05.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

The project manager for Det Norske Veritas, the company who led the investigation of the BOP, admitted an error in the computer model they used to determine the cause of failure of the BOP during the BP well blowout last April.

Gulf Oil Spill Task Force Created

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department is creating a unified task force to investigate last year's massive Gulf oil spill so federal investigators from ...

Key Oil Spill Device May Have Design Flaw

AP | By HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS -- There may have been a fundamental safety design problem with the pods that controlled the massive device that failed to stop the Gulf o...

Testing Of Key Oil Spill Evidence Could Be Compromised

AP | HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. government disclosed Friday it is investigating whether a Transocean worker's handling of a key a piece of evidence in th...

Forensic Testing Begins On Key Evidence From Gulf Oil Spill

AP | HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — Testing started Tuesday on a key piece of evidence in the investigation of what led to the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, feder...

Panel: White House Blocked Release Of Worst-Case Scenario For Gulf Oil Spill

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration blocked efforts by government scientists to tell the public just how bad the Gulf oil spill could become a...

Spill Panel: Transocean Thwarts Efforts To Get Critical Documents And Witness

AP | HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

METAIRIE, La. — Members of a federal panel investigating the cause of the Gulf of Mexico rig explosion and oil spill accused rig owner Transocea...

BP's Lead Oil Spill Investigator Admits Limitations With Internal Probe

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Engineering experts probing the Gulf of Mexico oil spill exposed holes in BP's internal investigation as the company was questioned...

Government Now Mandating Blowout Preventor Inspections On Deepwater Rigs

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The equipment failures blamed for the Gulf oil spill might have been detected if the owners of the Deepwater Horizon continued to have ...

Key Device Responsible For Gulf Oil Spill Never Got Critical Safety Test

By RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HOUSTON (AP) -- A critical device at the center of an investigation into the Gulf oil rig explosion didn't undergo a rigorous recertification process ...

Gulf Oil Spill Investigation: Companies At Fault Will Be In Charge Of Recovering Evidence

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Now that BP appears to have vanquished its ruptured well, authorities are turning their attention to gathering evidence from what ...

Coast Guard Official Accused Of Witness Intimidation In Oil Spill Hearings

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

KENNER, La. (Associated Press) -- A Coast Guard official leading a government probe of the deadly Deepwater Horizon rig explosion was accused today by...