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Louisiana: Tests Begin on Blowout Preventer

Testing started Tuesday on a key piece of evidence in the investigation of what led to the huge Gulf of Mexico oil spill in the spring, federal investigators said. The device, a blowout preventer, is a 300-ton steel contraption that sits at the wellhead of exploratory wells and is supposed to lock in place to prevent a spill in the case of an explosion. Investigators will try to determine why it did not stop the flow of oil to the sea from BP’s Macondo well.

source: Louisiana –  Tests Begin on Blowout Preventer – NYTimes.com

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