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Same Safety Violations For BP Refinery

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A report says a Texas City BP refinery still has the same widespread safety violations that led to a deadly 2005 explosion and could result in another major accident.

The report was prepared on behalf of blast victims who object to a criminal plea deal for London-based BP PLC.

In the report, expert Mike Sawyer says BP continues to operate the refinery in violation of federal safety laws.

The federal plea deal calls for a $50 million fine and sentences the oil giant to three years' probation for its role in the blast that killed 15 people and injured more than 170.

A BP spokesman was not immediately available for comment.


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