Gulf spill: Failure traced to bent drill pipe

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March 24, 2011
The Christian Science Monitor    
Posted in News, PND News

"Two days after explosions ripped the Deepwater Horizon, the drilling rig's last line of defense against disaster -- a massive 300-ton blowout preventer sitting on the ocean floor -- was finally triggered. But it failed by inches. No human was to blame for the blowout preventer's failure to stop the Gulf oil spill, according to a team of Norwegian undersea oil-equipment experts who spent six months investigating why the 'fail-safe' device did not work." (03/23/11)  

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