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BP executive: Well could have been sealed sooner



Published: Thu, October 3, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS

BP could have ended its massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico sooner if it had built a capping stack before the 2010 blowout of its well off the coast of Louisiana, a company executive said under cross-examination Wednesday at a trial over the deadly disaster.

James Dupree, who led BP’s efforts to seal its Macondo well, said engineers didn’t have the equipment they needed to attack this particular well at the time of the blowout and had to formulate several possible solutions “on the fly.” After several other methods failed, BP ultimately used a capping stack to seal the well 87 days after the blowout.

During cross-examination by a plaintiffs’ attorney, Dupree said it would have been relatively inexpensive for BP to build a capping stack before the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

BP’s trial adversaries claim the company ignored decades of warnings about the risks of a deep-water blowout and failed to adequately prepare. BP’s attorneys insist the company complied with all government requirements and industry standards.


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176Ytown(1233 comments)posted 11 months ago

"the company ignored decades of warnings about the risks of a deep-water blowout and failed to adequately prepare."

That's the problem. "BP complied with all government requirements and industry standards." Nothing more. Nothing less.

Hydraulic fracturing. What risks? There's no risk of polluting our drinking water. There's no risk of spills. There's no risk to human or animal life in the chemicals we add to the wells. And on, and on, and on.

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