Feds: No indications of leaking oil at Mariner platform

09/6/2010 | Reuters

Government investigators found no signs of oil leaking from Mariner Energy's Gulf of Mexico platform that caught fire last week, according to the Department of the Interior. "The inspectors were on the platform for several hours [Friday] and confirmed the safety shut-in valves for the associated wells and incoming and outgoing pipelines are all closed, and the platform's tanks and pumps are secure," said the department's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement.

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