Friday, October 29, 2010

And it will quickly be forgotten

How many disasters can Halliburton be involved in before they actually start to lose business? I know, I'm a hopeless romantic that way:

Halliburton officials knew weeks before the fatal explosion of the BP well in the Gulf of Mexico that the cement mixture they planned to use to seal the bottom of the well was unstable but still went ahead with the job...

...Halliburton had conducted three laboratory tests that indicated that the cement mixture did not meet industry standards.

The result of at least one of those tests was given on March 8 to BP, which failed to act upon it

Republicans seem to keep getting gigs too. It's almost as if they had something in common.

[cross-posted at Firedoglake]


DrDick said...

The bigger question is how many similar cases of clear criminal negligence do they have to engage in before they are legally prosecuted? In addition to this, there are numerous cases, through their KBR subsidiary, from Iraq (i.e., showers that electrocuted soldiers)and one supposes in Afghanistan as well.

pansypoo said...

hey, until they don't get money, they will fail up.

Anonymous said...

If no one can bring charges, there's clearly nothing there. move along folks we'll take care of this...vox