Sunday, May 02, 2010

BP Turns PB on Oil Spill

BP employed the same "unprecedented" defenses heard after Hurricane Katrina. It's use of "Post Bush" (PB) language started last week.

"The sort of occurrence that we've seen on the Deepwater Horizon is clearly unprecedented," BP spokesman David Nicholas told The Associated Press on Friday.

PB continued today with comments from BP spokesman Steve Rinehart:

It "seemed inconceivable" the blowout preventer would fail.

"I don't think anybody foresaw the circumstance that we're faced with now," he said. "The blowout preventer was the main line of defense against this type of incident, and it failed."
Data on blowout preventers failing shows:

There were 117 failures of blowout preventers during a two-year period in the late 1990s on the outer continental shelf of the United States . Between 1992 and 1996 there were

138 failures of blowout preventers
on underwater wells being drilled off
Brazil , Norway , Italy and Albania.
History proves BP wrong. Did they steal Frances Townsend's words from the abysmal White House Lessons Learned report on Hurricane Katrina? Did BP hire Fran to craft their defense?

Townsend works for Baker Botts, specializing in risk management regarding government investigations. The Baker in Baker Botts is James A. Baker, III, the man who investigated BP's Texas City explosion. It's a fractal filled world, especially disaster defense. It's the language of Katrina.

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