Was a Key Component That Failed on the Deepwater Horizon Rig Improperly Modified in China?
The Guardian is reporting that a crucial piece of the Deepwater Horizon's safety equipment was overhauled in China to save money. It subsequently failed to activate and is "at the
centre of investigations into what caused the disaster."
Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) Executive Director Scott Paul said:
"If China can't keep cadmium and lead out of children's bracelets, it's hard to understand why BP would trust a Chinese firm to overhaul a key component in the Deepwater Horizon rig simply to 'save money.' This is, after all, a life-or-death issue for oil rig workers."
Contact: Steven Capozzola, Media Director, Alliance for American Manufacturing.
The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) is a unique non-partisan, non-profit partnership forged to strengthen manufacturing in the U.S. AAM brings together a select group of America's leading manufacturers and the United Steelworkers. Our mission is to promote creative policy solutions on priorities such as international trade, energy security, health care, retirement security, currency manipulation, and other issues of mutual concern.
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