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Aug 19, 2010 12:18 PM by Melissa Canone

Transocean Accusing BP of Withholding Critical Evidence

WASHINGTON (AP) - The owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig is
accusing BP of withholding critical evidence needed to identify the
cause of the worst maritime oil spill in history.
In a sternly worded letter obtained by The Associated Press,
Transocean says that lack of information is preventing the company
from informing state and federal investigators, and the families of
those killed on the rig, about what happened.
According to the rig's owner, BP appears to be preventing any
other entity from investigating the blowout.
Transocean also reveals that it reluctantly signed a
confidentiality agreement at BP's request to obtain some limited
data.
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