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Probe blames firms for US oil spill
White House panel says decisions aimed at saving time and money led to the Gulf of Mexico disaster.
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2011 07:22 GMT


A White House commission investigating the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has said the companies involved were more interested in saving money than saving lives.

In a scathing new report, it says the April explosion at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig was the result of failures by BP, Halliburton, Transocean and government offices dealing with the well.

The commission also said similar accidents could happen again if the industry does not change the way it operates.

Al Jazeera's John Terrett reports from Washington.

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