Probe into Gulf spill advances

INVESTIGATORS looking into what went wrong in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill are a step closer to answers now that a key piece of evidence is secure aboard a ship.

Engineers took nearly 30 hours to lift the 50-foot, 300-ton blowout preventer from a mile beneath the sea. The device breached the water’s surface and looked largely intact with black stains on the yellow metal.

FBI agents will escort it back to a NASA facility in Louisiana for analysis.


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