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  • Feds Push Back in Flap Over Blowout Preventer Test

    January 9, 2011 12:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal investigators are pushing back against criticism they aren't doing enough to keep companies involved in the Gulf oil spill away from any hands-on role in the forensic analysis of a key piece of equipment that failed to keep crude from entering the sea. Rep. Edward... more »
  • Blowout preventer testing not started

    October 6, 2010 9:32 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The 300-ton device that failed to stop the massive Gulf oil spill - considered a key piece of evidence in the investigation into the disaster - has not been analyzed a month after it was raised from the seafloor, a Coast Guard official told The Associated... more »
  • BP Raises Blowout Preventer, Key Evidence in Probe

    September 4, 2010 11:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP crews worked Saturday to slowly raise the 300-ton blowout preventer that failed to stop oil from spewing into the Gulf of Mexico, careful not to damage or drop a key piece of evidence in the spill investigation. When the blowout preventer reaches the surface after... more »
  • Vessel Has Latched on to Blowout Preventer

    September 3, 2010 12:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A vessel has latched onto a key piece of evidence in the oil spill investigation so crews can raise the 300-ton device to the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. BP says the Helix Q4000 latched onto the blowout preventer a mile beneath the sea on... more »
  • High Seas Delayed Operations to Raise Failed Blowout Preventer

    August 30, 2010 12:56 PM

    BP PLC says high seas on the Gulf of Mexico have delayed operations to raise the piece of equipment from the seabed that failed to prevent the massive oil spill. The oil giant, in a Twitter posting Monday, did not say how long the delay would be. Engineers were supposed... more »
  • BOP Was Working Before The Explosion of Deepwater Horizon

    May 28, 2010 6:20 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The last-ditch safety equipment that failed to stop what has become the worst oil spill in U.S. history was working properly in the days before the explosion, the top executive of the company that owns the equipment said Friday. The equipment, known as a blowout preventer,... more »

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