Peter G (sinetimore) wrote,
Peter G

Oil's Well

Second hand info, standard disclaimers, but still....

One of my coworkers hangs with some engineers who work for BP.

She learned something interesting.

Part of the problem with the Gulf Oil spill?

Turns out the US is the only country in the world that does not require oil rigs to have an emergency shut off valve.

BP didn't want to spend the $100K to install it.  After all, what were the odds something would go wrong?

How about that?  Your toilet is better engineered against failure than a multi-million dollar oil rig.

There's just no end to the bullshit that went into this accident.
Tags: stupidity, wtf
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