Oil Spill Commission Releases Key Chapter of Report

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

The commission investigating the Deepwater Horizon blow out will release their full report next week. One key chapter has been released this week. Former Lt. Governor and chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage, Fran Ulmer was on the commission. Although she cannot yet talk about the full report, she says it’s clear that process safety protections for a high risk industry were not in place. She says the U.S. does not do as well in this area as other countries.

Ulmer says commissioners will be traveling to New Orleans to report their findings to the people of Louisiana, then passing the report to the Obama administration and congress next Tuesday.

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