BP Stresses Safety, Caution At Close Of Oil Spill Defense

Law360, New Orleans (October 3, 2013, 4:23 PM EDT) -- BP PLC concluded its defense of its source control efforts Thursday during its federal civil trial over the Deepwater Horizon disaster, emphasizing that it proceeded carefully with response efforts in the wake of the massive April 2010 oil spill to make sure it didn’t compound the problem.

Facing allegations from spill victims and contractors Transocean Ltd. and Halliburton Co. that the oil giant moved too slowly and wasted precious time with attempts that were unlikely to succeed, BP argued that it moved as quickly and safely as practical to stop oil gushing from the damaged Macondo well into the Gulf of Mexico....

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