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May 17, 2010 1:13 PM by Chris Welty

BP Oil and Gas Platform Asked to Shutdown

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -BP Oil and Gas Platform Asked to Shutdown
A lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court says the U.S.
Interior Department failed to investigate warnings of possible
safety problems with BP's Atlantis platform.
Atlantis is stationed in 7,070 feet of water more than 150 miles
south of New Orleans.
In 2009, an independent firm hired by BP found that the giant
petroleum company was violating its own policies by not having
completed engineering documents on board the Atlantis when it began
operating in 2007.
The lawsuit was filed by Washington, D.C.-based Food and Water
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