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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.

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ying_ko_4
May. 20th, 2010 06:24 pm (UTC)
And all the people who are now clamoring for no more offshore drilling are showing how shortsighted they are.

I do wonder about the validity of this story. It seems a bit pat to me...but what do I know...
sinetimore
May. 20th, 2010 10:16 pm (UTC)
I agree it seems a bit pat. That's the reason for the disclaimer. She been right about some stuff and wrong about others. Given my last post, about how the companies are basically doing an end run around regulations, it makes it more believable. Which is actually the problem. Just because something is LIKELY doesn't mean it's TRUE, knowwhutImean?
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