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Engineer BP hid proofs on accident in Gulf of Mexico

In   the USA   judicial hearings with participation of the first of arrested persons on the case of oil flood in Gulf of Mexico have begun.

the Former design engineer of company BP 50 - summer Texan Kurta of the Mix have arrested on Tuesday. Him accuse of deliberate destruction of proofs and to hindrance to justice. As they say in a press - release of the Ministry of Justice of the USA, the Mix has removed from the phone about 200 messages in which discussed with the chief of attempt BP to stop leak on an emergency chink. And has made it already after has been warned that should keep them.

Some messages managed to be restored. So it was found out that during carrying out of operation Top Kill company BP underestimated quantity of daily following oil. For success of operation it was necessary, that in water arrived no more than 15 thousand barrels a day. Kurt the Mix constantly reported that this number exceeds 15 thousand, however BP declared 5 thousand barrels a day. Operation Top Kill as a result has failed.

Process on Mix business only has begun. If it recognise as guilty, to the engineer threatens till 20 years of imprisonment and the penalty in 250 thousand dollars. Oil flood in Gulf of Mexico has begun after failure on platform Deepwater Horizon on April, 20th, 2010. As a result of state of emergency 11 persons were lost, and to water has in total got about 5 million barrels of oil. Leak could stop only in three months after failure. Ecological accident recognised the largest in the history of the USA. Responsibility for failure was incurred by company BP which developed a deposit. However, the fault part has been shifted on its partners. Last week BP declared achievement of the definitive agreement of lawsuit with more than 100 thousand the claimants who have submitted private claims about payment of a damage from failure. The company has agreed to pay to them   in   the general complexity of 7,8 billion dollars. Arbitration of the federal government and the states which have suffered from flood of oil, proceeds.