May 25, 2010 9:22 AM by Sharlee Jacobs

BP Tells Feds Gulf Spill Due to Multiple Failures

COVINGTON, La. (AP) - Oil giant BP is briefing the federal
government on its internal investigation into the massive Gulf of
Mexico oil spill that focuses on two key areas: cementing at the
well head and the blowout preventer.
BP said in a release late Monday that its probe has not reached
a final conclusion. But it said multiple control mechanisms should
have prevented the accident that started with an oil rig explosion
April 20.
Tony Hayward, chief executive of BP PLC, called it a complex
accident caused by an unprecedented combination of failures.
BP said its investigation team has begun sharing its findings
with the U.S. Department of the Interior.
BP said there was still extensive work to do, including
examining major pieces of equipment that are still on the seafloor.


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