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Tests Performed On Gulf Oil Rig's Blowout Preventer Defended

METAIRIE, La. - (AP) An investigator who examined the safety device that failed to prevent last year's BP oil spill said Monday his firm did not skip critical tests under pressure to meet a deadline to file a report on what caused the contraption not to work. Neil Thompson, a Det Norske Veritas. . . . Full version available to subscribers.