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Feds To Test Oil Spill Response System, Two Years After BP Spill


A final investigative report by the U.S. Coast Guard and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management determined the initial cause of the BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 was “failure of a cement barrier in the production casing string.”

Now, the Department of Energy (DOE) is working to enhance the environmental safety of 13 selected deepwater drilling projects, particularly improving the cement casing.

An estimated $35.4 million will be spent on these projects with an additional $21.2 million provided by various research partners, including GE Global Research and more.

“All of the projects aim to develop and validate new technologies to enhance safety and environmental sustainability,” according to Jenny Hakun, spokesman for DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy.

You can read more about it on Forbes Website.

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