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Federal Board Questions Gulf Oil Rig Blowout Preventer's Design

METAIRIE, La. - (AP) A senior official for the maker of the blowout preventer that failed to stop last year's Gulf oil spill said Friday the device hadn't been tested to see if it could cut through a bent drill pipe. The firm hired by the government to examine the 300-ton device. . . . Full version available to lexis.com subscribers.