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ID:

502

Date:

2010-05-16

Headline:

Deepwater Horizon Inspections: MMS Skipped Monthly Inspections On Doomed Rig

Reporter's name:

Michael Kunzelman and Garance Burke

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Associated Press

City:

Los Angeles, CA

Summary:

The Associated Press (AP) discovered that the Minerals Management Service (MMS) fell short of its policy for monthly inspections of deepwater oil rigs in the five years before the April 2010 explosion of the BP-Deepwater Horizon well. Agency records showed 48 inspections at the Deepwater Horizon rig in the 64 months before the blowout

Notes:

This story appeared in the Huffington Post as a joint AP/Huffington Post piece; however, since the only reporters credited by name are from the AP, Associated Press is listed as the media outlet.

Keywords:

Minerals Management Service, MMS, DOI, Interior, inspections, British Petroleum, BP, Deepwater Horizon,

URL:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/16/deepwater-horizon-inspect_n_578079.html


Agencies:

DOI

States:

CA
LA
TX

Categories:

energy
environment


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