BP: Halliburton destroyed key oil spill evidence video

Originally published on CBS News.

BP: Halliburton destroyed key oil spill evidence

Written by AP

NEW ORLEANS – BP, in a high-stakes court filing, is accusing Halliburton of destroying damaging evidence about the quality of its cement slurry that went into drilling the oil well that blew out last year and caused the nation’s worst offshore oil spill.

On Monday in a New Orleans federal court, BP accused Halliburton of having intentionally destroyed evidence about possible problems with its cement slurry poured into the deep-sea Macondo well about 100 miles off the Louisiana coast. An oil well must be cemented properly to avoid blowouts.

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