Whistleblower Says BP Gulf Atlantis Plant Still Not Safe

Law360, New York (March 16, 2012, 3:22 PM EDT) -- A former BP PLC contractor whose False Claims Act suit alleges serious safety problems at the energy giant’s Atlantis facility in the Gulf of Mexico urged a judge on Thursday to set an immediate trial date, claiming the plant remains unsafe.

Kenneth Abbott, who initiated the qui tam suit along with public interest group Food & Water Watch in 2009, says he’s prepared to show evidence documenting alleged unsafe conditions — including a pressure relief system that violates federal law — on Atlantis, despite U.S. regulators...
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