- Panel Blames Management, ‘Systemic Failures’ in Oil Industry and Government for Gulf Spill
Panel Blames Management, ‘Systemic Failures’ in Oil Industry and Government for Gulf Spill
Posted Jan 5, 2011 6:08 PM CST
By Martha Neil
A combination of poor decision-making by those in charge of the Deepwater Horizon rig and "systemic failures" by the oil industry and government regulators are responsible for the lethal well blowout and disastrous spill that began spewing from below the Gulf of Mexico in April, a presidential panel has determined.
And, unless systemic problems are addressed, similar disasters could occur in the future, it concludes in a final report that is to be released next Tuesday.
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