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September 17, 2010 1:52 PM

Commentary: Offshore oil rig safety must be industry's focus

By Sunday, mud and cement will permanently seal the Macondo Well of BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig that blew up on April 20th, killing 11 people. But we can't bury what it uncovered. The unverified state of sub-sea safety-critical systems poses a looming threat to the men and women working on offshore drilling rigs and production platforms, to the environment, and to the financial security of the oil industry itself.

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