UPDATE: Chemical Safety Board To Hold June 5th Hearing On Macondo

The Chemical Safety Board has finally released details on its planned public meeting on the Macondo accident.   As reported on this blog in April, the CSB will hold the meeting in Houston on June 5 to vote on parts of its accident investigation results and to take public comments.  The meeting will be held at the downtown Hilton Americas hotel from 4-7 p.m.   Details in the Federal Register are here.

The CSB is a fairly new agency and has its own way of doing things, including announcing a meeting just one week before the date, holding it in the middle of Houston rush hour and inviting public comments on a report that has yet to be made public.

That said, the results should be noteworthy and may include a new theory of what actually caused the BOP to fail during the incident.

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