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CSB to Investigate BP's Deepwater Horizon Accident

10:08 AM MDT | June 9, 2010 | Kara Sissell

Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee have asked the Chemical Safety and Hazard Identification Board (CSB; Washington) to investigate  the April 20 blowout of BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig which killed 11. The lawmakers say the request is due to CSB’s extensive work investigating the March 2005 accident at BP’s Texas City plant that killed 15. In the June 8 letter to CSB chairman John Bresland, committee chairman Henry Waxman (D., CA) and Representative Bart Stupak (D., MI) say CSB had “identified cost-cutting, a lax safety...

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