New Emails Show BP Was Aware of Possibility of Oil Spill in Gulf But Kept it Secret

January 31, 2012 by  
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On Friday, as part of a federal investigation, BP released a series of internal e-mails sent directly after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and started to leak oil into the Gulf of Mexico that seem to reveal that the company knew just how disastrous the situation could be. The day of the spill, BP had an expert model the situation at the Deepwater Horizon well and the modeler came up with a possible leakage of 3.4 million gallons per day . BP managers then instructed everyone at the company who knew about the truth to keep quiet about this knowledge, all the while telling the public that they estimated a mere 42,000 gallons per day were leaking from the well. It seems that if BP had the gumption to just come out and tell the truth, the oil spill containment mission might have received the full gusto that it required. Read the rest of New Emails Show BP Was Aware of Possibility of Oil Spill in Gulf But Kept it Secret Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bp disaster , bp investigation , bp oil spill , bp oil spill failure , deepwater horizon , deepwater horizon investigation , deepwater horizon oil spill , deepwater horizon oil spill failure , gulf oil disaster , Gulf oil spill , gulf oil spill failure , gulf oil spill investigation

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New Emails Show BP Was Aware of Possibility of Oil Spill in Gulf But Kept it Secret

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