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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Blowout Preventers Effectiveness Questioned

Blowout Preventers Effectiveness Questioned Markey on BP Spill BOP Report: Can Blowout Preventers Actually Prevent Blowouts? Report Says “Shear Rams” Closed, But Oil Still Rushed Through; Markey Calls for Review of All BOPs in U.S. Waters, Including Potential Systemic Design Flaws … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Blowout Preventer Blind Shear Rams

Blowout Preventer Blind Shear Rams Federal probe: Trapped piece of drill pipe prevented key device from stopping Gulf oil spill By HARRY R. WEBER NEW ORLEANS – A federal probe has found that a trapped piece of drill pipe prevented … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog U.S. Chemical Safety Board and the Blowout Preventer

U.S. Chemical Safety Board and the Blowout Preventer More testing sought for device that failed to stop Gulf oil spill NEW ORLEANS — There may have been a fundamental safety design problem with the pods controlling the massive device that … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Deepwater Horizon Blowout Preventer Shear Ram Blades Worked

Deepwater Horizon Blowout Preventer Shear Ram Blades Worked BOP closed but failed to stop oil flow by Tom Fowler Blind shear rams on the Deepwater Horizon’s blowout preventer successfully closed when the drilling rig disconnected from the well, but the … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Blowout Preventer Evidence

Blowout Preventer Evidence Fed panel: Oil spill evidence tests need to stop By HARRY R. WEBER  Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal board allowed to monitor the testing of a key piece of Gulf oil spill evidence – … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Blowout Preventer

Blowout Preventer 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 … Continue reading

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