BP ok'd key parts change on Deepwater Horizon & Increased Risk
Washington Post reporter Steven Mufson reveals agreement British Petroleum made in 2004 with Transocean to replace a key part of the blowout preventer with a test valve.
BP reps claimed they did not know about this reconfiguration to the Congressional committee.
BP agreed in 2004 to the installation of a test valve and replacement of another key part on the Deepwater Horizon's blowout preventer, even though it acknowledged that doing so would reduce redundancies and increase risks on the drilling rig.
Hat-tip to the Times-Picayune Sunday Hardcopy, p. A16.
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