14 Dec '11, 4pm

Report Seeks Far Tighter Safety System for Oil Drilling: A panel investigating the 2010 gulf oil spill says that...

An aerial view of the fire aboard the Deepwater Horizon rig in April 2010. Companies involved in offshore drilling and the government agencies that regulate drilling should take a more robust and systematic approach to ensuring safety, a team of scientific experts advised on Wednesday in a report on last year’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Experts from the National Academy of Engineering and the National Research Council found that the explosion on the oil rig, which killed 11 workers and gushed five million barrels of oil into the gulf, followed a series of questionable decisions and showed that few plans had been put in place to anticipate or avoid dangerous events. The report said that safety had not been a focus of the industry or its regulators, a problem that became more grave over the years as the complexity of offshore drilling deepened. “The ...

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