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    AP IMPACT: Fed'l inspections on rig not as claimed

    AP IMPACT: Fed'l inspections on rig not as claimed


    AP IMPACT: Fed'l inspections on rig not as claimed - Yahoo! News



    The AP sought to find out how many times government safety inspectors visited the Deepwater Horizon, and what they found. In response, MMS officials offered a changing series of numbers. The MMS has had long-standing issues with its data management.

    At first, officials said 83 inspections had been performed since the rig arrived in the Gulf 104 months ago, in September 2001. While being questioned about the once-per-month claim, the officials subsequently revised the total up to 88 inspections. The number of more recent inspections also changed from 26 to 48 in the 64 months since January 2005.

    No explanation was given for the upward revisions. AP granted the officials anonymity because without that condition, communications staff at the Interior Department, which oversees MMS, would not have let them talk.

    Based on the last set of numbers provided, the Deepwater Horizon was inspected 40 times during its first 40 months in the Gulf in line with agency policy for offshore drilling rigs.

    Even using the more favorable numbers for the most recent 64 months, 25 percent of monthly inspections were not performed. The first set of data supplied to AP represented a 59 percent shortfall in the number of inspections.

    Interior Department spokeswoman Kendra Barkoff would not comment on the inspection numbers. Instead, she offered a general statement: "We are looking at all the questions that are coming out of the Deepwater Horizon incident."


    This is a failure of Government, Again some asked what the big deal was when the ID's guy went rafting, welll we can see the ID was asleeep at the wheel.
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    Re: AP IMPACT: Fed'l inspections on rig not as claimed

    Your tax dollars at work. Another reason why to eliminate alot of these government departments.
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    Re: AP IMPACT: Fed'l inspections on rig not as claimed

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Your tax dollars at work. Another reason why to eliminate alot of these government departments.
    So they did not do as many inspections as they should, and this is reason to get rid of them so they do no inspections?
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    Re: AP IMPACT: Fed'l inspections on rig not as claimed

    Another case of the government getting in the way.

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    Re: AP IMPACT: Fed'l inspections on rig not as claimed

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    So they did not do as many inspections as they should, and this is reason to get rid of them so they do no inspections?
    The burden of safety and upkeep should be the responsibility of the business. People tend to be more responsible when it affect their own wallet.
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    Re: AP IMPACT: Fed'l inspections on rig not as claimed

    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Man View Post
    Another case of the government getting in the way.
    This makes no sense.

    How is the govt. failing to do their job "getting in the way"?
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    Re: AP IMPACT: Fed'l inspections on rig not as claimed

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    The burden of safety and upkeep should be the responsibility of the business. People tend to be more responsible when it affect their own wallet.
    I hope you aren't using this disaster as an example of that.
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    Re: AP IMPACT: Fed'l inspections on rig not as claimed

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    This is a failure of Government, Again some asked what the big deal was when the ID's guy went rafting, welll we can see the ID was asleeep at the wheel.
    no, you've got it all wrong, just ask gill. it was the coast guard's responsibility to prevent that explosion and spill. ;-)

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: AP IMPACT: Fed'l inspections on rig not as claimed

    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Man View Post
    Another case of the government getting in the way.
    so, you think it's okay that the comapny set it's OWN standards? yeah, that worked out well.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: AP IMPACT: Fed'l inspections on rig not as claimed

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    The burden of safety and upkeep should be the responsibility of the business. People tend to be more responsible when it affect their own wallet.
    that's completely nuts. could it be that's why automakers calculate the risk of lawsuits vs the cost of repairing defects, and choose whichever is least costly?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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