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I did a google search but cannot find the answer. How did the oil spill happen?


Asked by Anonymous at 12:59 AM on May. 3, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (7)
  • Still under investigation. BP's chairman says it was a piece of equipment.

    Answer by gdiamante at 3:43 AM on May. 3, 2010

  • They are still investigating. I don't think any worker would come forward telling that he/she was responsible. Human error for sure!

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:00 AM on May. 3, 2010

  • Unfortunately the person responsible may not have survived the explosion.

    Answer by sopranomommy at 7:12 AM on May. 3, 2010

  • Liberals and/or scientific conspirators sabotaged the rig, to undermineAmericans who want to drill?

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:24 AM on May. 3, 2010

  • You haven't been able to find it because they don't know what caused it. There is no current explanation for what happened. Probably a faulty piece of equipment but the rig had recently passed inspection and thats why we have some saying it was done on purpose.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 8:18 AM on May. 3, 2010

  • "In an exploration plan and environmental impact analysis filed with the federal government in February 2009, BP said it had the capability to handle a "worst-case scenario" at the site, which the document described as a leak of 162,000 barrels per day from an uncontrolled blowout รขโ‚ฌโ€ 6.8 million gallons each day."

    Oh really? Really? And just how is that working out for you? Idiots. So in their "worst case scenario" planning it never occurred to them to plan for what to do if the shut off valves were damaged or jammed?? Supposedly they could handle up to 6.8 million per day but this is going to take how many months to fix now?

    itsmesteph - I have no idea; do you know if during inspection they sent IDK some kind of video surveillance equipment underwater to inspect all the piping and everything or do they just run checks on the rig above water??

    Answer by beachmamaof2 at 8:48 AM on May. 3, 2010

  • It's still being investigated. It's a little hard to conduct an investigation when all of your evidence is 5000 feet underwater

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:54 AM on May. 3, 2010