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BP Engineer Arrested For Destroying Gulf Oil Spill Evidence | Care2 Causes

BP Engineer Arrested For Destroying Gulf Oil Spill Evidence | Care2 Causes

Just over two years after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon resulted in the worst oil spill in world history, the federal government has filed its first criminal charges against a BP employee. Multiple news outlets report that a former BP engineer has been arrested and charged with intentionally destroying evidence about the Gulf oil spill, even after being notified that he was legally obligated to preserve it. According to a Department of Justice statement released Tuesday, Kurt Mix was charged with two counts of obstructing justice for allegedly deleting 200-plus text messages about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill sent between he and a BP supervisor in the summer of 2010. CNN reports that at least one message confirms that the undersea gusher was far worse than reported at the time. Mix was a drilling and completions project engineer for BP. Following the blowout, h...

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