Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill

Posted by Break.com Staff on Jun. 22, 2010

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Is it possible that the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill could have been prevented had a single inexpensive component been functional. This informative video explains how a device in the blow out preventer failed and allowed millions of gallons of oil to spill into the Gulf of Mexico. The particular device that did not deploy correctly is called a blind shear ram. There is no backup to the blind shear ram should it fail, hence the oil spill disaster in the Gulf. I know it's not boobs or nut shots, but sometimes it's a good idea to watch a video about something smart.

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Tags cause, bp, cleanup, deepwater, oil spill, gulf of mexico oil spill, gulf coast, blow out preventer

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