Oil industry continues to study prevention methods
POSTED: Friday, April 20, 2012 - 4:15pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 10:19am
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — The oil industry has learned a lot in the last two years, and oil experts says it'll go a long way to making sure we don't see another Crisis on the Coast.
Dr. Ed Overton with LSU says the Crisis on the Coast was worse than the worst case scenario for oil companies. That, coupled with all the public outrage, is why BP has spent billions on coming up with surefire ways to prevent a big leak from happening.
“An ounce of prevention is worth many, many, many pounds of cure, so we need to focus on the safety procedures that are required to prevent something like this from happening,” Dr. Overton, explained.
Overton goes on to say many of the oil industry's efforts were focused on stopping oil spills that happen in deep water.