BP Blow-out Cover-Up – EcoWatch.org (Greg Palast)

BP Hid a Similar Accident Two Years Before the Gulf of Mexico Disaster

from TreeHugger 2 Years After the BP Spill: 2 Big Unanswered Questions + A Prior Accident Hidden From Congress

Another piece of reporting no doubt timed to coincide with the anniversary reveals a disturbing picture of a nearly identical accident on a BP oil rig, that happened two years before the Gulf oil spill and which BP allegedly concealed from US regulators and from Congress.

From EcoWatch.org:

Two years before the Deepwater Horizon blow-out in the Gulf of Mexico, another BP off-shore rig suffered a nearly identical blow-out, but BP concealed the first one from the U.S. regulators and Congress.

This week, EcoWatch.org located an eyewitness with devastating new information about the Caspian Sea oil-rig blow-out which BP had concealed from government and the industry.

The witness, whose story is backed up by rig workers who were evacuated from BP’s Caspian platform, said that had BP revealed the full story as required by industry practice, the eleven Gulf of Mexico workers “could have had a chance” of survival. But BP’s insistence on using methods proven faulty sealed their fate.

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