BP rig safety assessments slammed
A BP spokesman said the company "stepped up" and developed more rigorous safety indicators following the accident.
The safety board said when BP looked at offshore endeavours it "focused on financial risks, not process safety risks". And after the Deepwater Horizon explosion, the company's own accident investigation report "recommended requiring hazard reviews of BP-owned and contracted rigs", the safety board's presentation says.
"That's very disturbing because the Gulf of Mexico belongs to the American people," said former senator Bob Graham of Florida, who co-chaired a different government oil spill investigation, one appointed by President Barack Obama.
The Chemical Safety Board's findings, which mostly mirror the report from Mr Graham's panel and another, pointed at a second standard for what BP owned and operated and what it did not. Mr Graham said he did not know that.
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