April 2012

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Ex-BP worker facing 40 years: Former engineer allegedly erased texts in aftermath of oil spill

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department filed its first criminal charges related to the BP oil spill Tuesday, accusing a former company engineer of destroying records requested by prosecutors investigating the deadly 2010 oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. Kurt Mix, 50, of Katy, Texas, was charged [...]

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