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Transocean pleads guilty in Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Company sentenced to pay $400 million in criminal penalties
February 15, 2013

Transocean Deepwater Inc. has pleaded guilty today to a violation of the Clean Water Act (CWA) for its illegal conduct leading to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. The company was sentenced to pay $400 million in criminal fines and penalties.


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BP pleads guilty to crimes surrounding Deepwater Horizon tragedy

January 30, 2013

BP Exploration and Production Inc. pleaded guilty today to 14 criminal counts for its illegal conduct leading to and after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, and was sentenced to pay $4 billion in criminal fines and penalties, the largest criminal resolution in U.S. history, Attorney General Holder announced today.


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Latest settlement in Deepwater Horizon disaster: $1.4 billion

January 7, 2013

The company whose rig crew ignored “clear warning signs” at the Macondo well site has agreed to plead guilty to violating the Clean Water Act (CWA) and to pay a total of $1.4 billion in civil and criminal fines and penalties.


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BP barred from new contracts with federal government

EPA cites "lack of business integrity"
November 28, 2012

In yet another repercussion of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has blocked BP from entering into any new contracts with the federal government.


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Chemical Safety Board findings vs. OSHA’s emphasis on “the numbers”

CSB investigations drill deep; OSHA injury numbers create blind sports
August 1, 2012

The Chemical Safety Board has released a preliminary report on the Deepwater Horizonaccident. The core finding was that the crew was too focused on reportable lost-time accidents and too unfocused on process safety.


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Experts push for safety performance indicators for offshore drilling

July 24, 2012

Safety performance indicators are the best way of preventing catastrophic accidents like the one that struck the Deepwater Horizon in April of 2010.


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First criminal charges filed in connection with BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster

April 25, 2012

Kurt Mix, a former engineer for BP, was arrested yesterday on charges of intentionally destroying evidence requested by federal criminal authorities investigating the April 20, 2010, Deepwater Horizon disaster.


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Lessons from a disaster

February 3, 2012

The containment and cleanup of the massive crude oil spill that followed the fatal explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in 2010 involved tens of thousands of workers.


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Final report on Deepwater Horizon spill says more regulator training needed

December 27, 2011

A new report from the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and the National Research Council (NRC) on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill says offshore regulators need ongoing training, recruitment, funding and research and development in order to be effective.


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Final government report blames BP for Deepwater Horizon deaths, oil spill

September 15, 2011

A federal report released yesterday lays the majority of blame for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill squarely on BP, although the report's authors said the actions of several other companies contributed to the disaster.


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