Gallery: BP Reveals It Knew About Explosion Risk at the Deepwater Horiz...


Former BP America president Lamar McKay recently revealed in court that the company knew about the risk of explosion at the Deepwater Horizon rig well before it took place. Engineers expressed concern as early as 2009 about the possibility of malfunction, but the company charged ahead anyway, resulting in the explosion that spilled roughly four million barrels of oil into the ocean. The spill itself caused untold damage, claimed nearly a dozen lives and, according to testimony, it could have been prevented.

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