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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.
The comprehensive Chemical Safety Board investigation of the Macondo well blowout is in the final stages of completion and the first two volumes are planned to be released at a public meeting in Houston on June 5.
The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) will convene a public meeting on April 22, 2014, starting a 5:30 p.m. at the Southside Community Center, 205 Tokio Rd, West, TX 76691.
CSB Releases Analysis Showing Cause of Rupture and Hydrogen Blast in 2009 Silver Eagle Refinery Accident in Woods Cross, Utah; Pipe Walls Thinned due to Corrosion that went Uninspected for Years
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