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Preliminary Findings to be Released at July 16 Public Meeting in Charleston, WV.
CSB Will Hold July 16 Public Meeting in Charleston, WV to Release Investigation into 2010 Fatal Accident in New Cumberland, WV and Update the Public on Ongoing Investigation into Chemical Leak at Freedom Industries
The CSB today released a narrated computer animation recreating the Deepwater Horizon blowout on April 20, 2010.
Houston, Texas, June 5, 2014— The blowout preventer (BOP) that was intended to shut off the flow of high-pressure oil and gas from the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico during the disaster on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig on April 20, 2010, failed to seal the well because drill pipe buckled for reasons the offshore drilling industry remains largely unaware of, according to a new two-volume draft investigation report released today by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB).
Meeting will start at 4 pm CDT at the Hilton Americas Hotel
Tesoro Report and Recommendations Presented at Public Meeting in Anacortes, Washington, May 1, 2014
Link to Final Report
Public Comments and CSB Staff Responses
Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso's and Team Lead Johnnie Bank's Statement from CSB News Conference in Dallas, TX.
Today the CSB released preliminary findings into the April 17, 2013, West Fertilizer explosion and fire in West, Texas, which resulted in at least14 fatalities, 226 injuries, and widespread community damage.
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