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Season 2010 Episode 07.12.10

Could an Acoustic Switch Have Prevented the Gulf Leak?

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Could a $500,000 safety device have prevented the blowout in the Gulf, whose costs are running into the billions of dollars? Clean Skies Sunday takes an in-depth look at the "acoustic switch" a safety device is used as standard practice on deepwater rigs in Brazil and Norway, but not the U.S. Should U.S. rigs use them in the aftermath of the Transocean Horizon disaster?moreless

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