This from The New York Times:
The oil giant BP said Wednesday in an internal report that multiple companies and work teams contributed to the Gulf of Mexico spill that fouled waters and shorelines for months.BP doesn't have much credibility in the eyes of the American public, but it does deserve to have its report given a full and fair hearing. Let's see what materializes.
In its 193-page report posted on its Web site Wednesday, BP described the incident as an accident that arose from a complex and interlinked series of mechanical failures, human judgments, engineering design, operational implementation and team interfaces.
The report was generated by a BP team led by Mark Bly, the company's head of safety and operations.
The report is far from the final word on possible causes of the explosion, as several divisions of the federal government, including the Justice Department, Coast Guard and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, are also investigating.