Report: Preventable failures were 'immediate causes' of Deepwater disaster
Emergency responders attempt rescues after the Deepwater Horizon exploded in April 2010.
January 11th, 2011
10:32 AM ET

Report: Preventable failures were 'immediate causes' of Deepwater disaster

Several "specific and preventable human and engineering failures were the immediate causes" of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster last year, the presidentially appointed Oil Spill Commission said in its much-awaited report Tuesday .

The event "was almost the inevitable result of years of industry and government complacency and lack of attention to safety. This was indisputably the case with BP, Transocean, and Halliburton, as well as the government agency charged with regulating offshore drilling - the former Minerals Management Service," said commission co-chairman William K. Reilly.

"As drilling pushes into ever deeper and riskier waters where more of America's oil lies, only systemic reforms of both government and industry will prevent a similar, future disaster."

The report, "Deep Water: The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling," proposed "comprehensive" government and industry actions "to overhaul the U.S. approach to drilling safety and greatly reduce the chances of a similar, large scale disaster in the future."


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  1. Philip

    @Fox...thanks for spoining this thread I had going. Your post(s) are pure nonsense. Who will benefit with this knowledge you have passed on? And what knowledge did you pass on if I may be so rude so as to ask.

    January 11, 2011 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Philip

    For those of you who know me, pls. scroll up and read posts 14-16 and reply if you would be so kind. For you post-and-goers...c-ya.

    January 11, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    "Borders fall for profit but not for people"...if this makes sense to you, pls. read post's 14-16 for more.

    January 11, 2011 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    Your governmaent claims "we'll get to the bottom of this"...even after the guilty party, Halliburton, has been indemnified!!!(held-harmless against loss arising from their faulty cement job) google "halliburton indemnified" and see for yourself. (then read posts 14-16 for the complete story)

    January 11, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ThomasD

    Nothing to add here, Phil. You know my position with all that. Im just waiting for Iran to make its next move. Anyway, good to see the rant continue.

    January 11, 2011 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Foxnewsupdate


    January 11, 2011 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ThomasD

    Haha! The 'oil spill commission'. Thats funny all by itself.

    January 11, 2011 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  8. 2100

    They know what they're (Globalist-elite) doing , they blew it on purpose / just another piece of the puzzle-another man made crisis they've thrown at us so they can blame us for our oil consumption at which point they intervene and try to appear as our savior- in order to save us from ourselves...... ELITEIST SUCK !!..

    January 11, 2011 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Philip

    @2100...opinons mean nothing without experience and/or reasearch to back them up. Thanx for nothing.

    January 11, 2011 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  10. 2100

    @phil / uh – YOU ARE AN IDIOT !!! And you are not as smart as you think you are NEANDERTHAL boy !! U totally SUCK !! You ignorant excuse of BOY !!!!!!....

    January 11, 2011 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. 2100

    @phil / And quite frankly you BORE ME . So why dont you sit in front of your stupid key board and type away and mind your own business u little RAT-BOY !!!! ...

    January 11, 2011 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  12. ThomasD

    2100 you sorry fking excuse for a man. We see the mindless sht you dribble down your chin in here every day and laugh at your lack of intellect. Hate THIS b!tch!!

    January 11, 2011 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  13. 2100

    @phil/TD WHAT PART OF YOU ' RE AN IDIOT !!!!! Did u 2 not UNDERSTAND !!!!! The 1st part or the 2nd part , you guys are both KNUCKLE-HEADS !!!!!! You silly little BOYS ! ! !.. Go now in your rooms and play with your toys ! !......... Its already both your bed times – run along now CREEDENCE !!!!

    January 11, 2011 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ThomasD

    Dude you are seriously mentally unstable. Get help. Myspace is waiting for you.

    January 12, 2011 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  15. Offtopic

    Everyone here knows 21 is full of himself TD. He one of the youngster types we just put up with.

    January 12, 2011 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
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