07/28/2010 04:56 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Deepwater Horizon: US Coast Guard's Improper Firefighting May Be Responsible For Sinking Rig That Led To Gulf Oil Spill Says New Report

A new report by The Center for Public Integrity reveals that, in the hours after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig caught on fire, the US Coast Guard failed to follow its own internal firefighting procedures, potentially causing the rig to sink and the riser pipe, from which the majority of the oil in the Gulf spill would begin flowing, to rupture.

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