U.S. hires Norwegian company to examine BP's blowout preventer

11/2/2010 | Washington Post, The

The Interior Department contracted with Norway's Det Norske Veritas for $1.3 million to investigate BP's failed blowout preventer, even though it was the same company that approved the safety practices aboard Transocean's Deepwater Horizon rig, which submerged in the disaster. Examining the failed device is essential to determine the cause behind the rig blast and subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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