Gulf Spill Blamed On Poor Management, Bad Cement Job, Other Missteps

Sep 14, 2011

"A key federal report blames poor management, key missteps and a faulty cement job by BP and others for the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history and the deaths of 11 rig workers," The Associated Press reports.

The conclusions reached by the Coast Guard/Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regulation and Enforcement investigation follow another probe by a presidential panel, as NPR's Debbie Elliott has reported, which blamed the April 2010 spill "on a series of time- and money-saving decisions and management missteps by Transocean, BP and Halliburton." Other investigations have come to similar conclusions.

Deb will have more on today's report later.

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