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Aug 26, 2010 9:26 PM by Alison Haynes

BP exec avoids question on relief well completion

HOUSTON (AP) - BP officials testifying during a hearing in
Houston were unwilling or unable to provide a clear picture of the
company's heirarchy or say who was in charge of the rig leased by
the oil giant the day it blew up.
Federal investigators became visibly annoyed Thursday, with U.S.
Coast Guard Capt. Hung Nguyen saying, "Everybody in charge, nobody
in charge." Nguyen is co-chairman of the investigative board.
However, BP senior vice president Kent Wells said he disagreed.
He explained that BP instilled a. ampanywide safety culture that
ensured every employee felt responsible.
Attorneys and the joint panel of the U.S. Coast Guard and the
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement spent
the bulk of the hearings seeking basic information about BP's
personnel structure.

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