BP is accused of sacrificing safety for low costs in spill trial

02/26/2013 | Reuters

A renowned forensic engineer accused BP of putting cost control ahead of safety before the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill in the first day of testimony in the civil trial over the incident. "There is ample evidence of intense pressure within the system to save time and money," Bob Bea, co-founder of the Center for Catastrophic Risk Management at the University of California, Berkeley, said. "With stress and pressure come sacrifices to safety."

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