Government sues to recover costs from Macondo blowout, spill

12/27/2010
Nick Snow Washington Editor The US Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency jointly sued to recover damages from the Apr. 20 Macondo well accident, which claimed 11 lives, and subsequent crude oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico. DOJ and EPA filed a civil action in US District Court in New Orleans naming nine defendants, including the well's operator, BP Exploration & Production Inc.; partner Anadarko Exploration & Production LP; offshore drilling contractor Transocean Holdings LLC; and insurers QBE Underwriting Ltd./Lloyd's Syndicate 1036. The complaint alleges violations of federal safety and operational regulations, including failures to take necessary ...
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