Posted: Jul 14, 2010 2:40 PM by Melissa Canone
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A government investigation of the deadly
explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig is set to resume next
The Coast Guard and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management,
Regulation and Enforcement have scheduled five more days of
hearings, from July 19 through July 23, at a hotel in the New
Orleans suburb of Kenner.
A panel of officials from each agency heard six days of
testimony in May from rig workers, company executives, government
regulators and others. A witness list for next week's hearings
wasn't immediately released.
The April 20 rig blast killed 11 workers and left millions of
gallons of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico. The six-member
panel is charged with trying to identify the cause of the blast and
recommend ways to prevent future rig disasters.