Volume 90 Issue 16 | p. 10 | News of The Week
Issue Date: April 16, 2012

Chemical Safety Board’s Right To Probe Gulf Oil Rig Accident Questioned

Safety: Transocean accused of preventing progress of investigation
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: CSB, Transocean, Gulf oil spill

A federal judge in Houston heard allegations from Justice Department attorneys last week that Transocean, the owner and operator of the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon oil-drilling rig, is blocking the Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) from examining the April 2010 accident. The disaster in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 workers and resulted in the largest oil spill in U.S. history.

Because of CSB’s expertise in investigating chemically related accidents, members of Congress asked . . .

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