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Gulf of Mexico / Rig Explosion / Survivors Stories (Part VI) #977026

CNN Evening News for Friday, Jun 11, 2010
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(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) A look back at what happened just before the April 20 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig presented; scenes and photos of the rig on fire shown. [Survivors Doug BROWN†, Daniel BARRON†, Matthew JACOBS†- says it was about saving money by cutting corners; comments on the meeting with the BP company man about changes in drilling procedures; notes the ominous feeling on the well as problems developed; say we want our lives back.] [Survivors' attorney Steve GORDON†- says BP's conduct was criminal negligence; states there was an ominous feeling about the well; denies BP put safety first.] Statements from BP and Transocean spokespersons quoted.
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