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DATE: September 4, 2010 10:00:00 PM CDT

VIDEO/PHOTO RELEASE: Damaged Blow Out Preventer Removed

Key contact numbers

  • Report oiled shoreline or request volunteer information: (866) 448-5816
  • Submit alternative response technology, services or products: (281) 366-5511 
  • Submit a claim for damages: (800) 916-4893
  • Report oiled wildlife: (866) 557-1401

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Joint Information Center

Phone: (713) 323-1670
(713) 323-1671


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GULF OF MEXICO - "The damaged Blow Out Preventer (BOP), along with the Lower Marine Riser Package (LMRP) Cap, have been removed from the Gulf of Mexico and are currently on board the Q4000. The BOP is considered evidentiary material, and is now under the supervision of the Deepwater Horizon Criminal Investigation Team and FBI Evidence Recovery Team." - National Incident Commander Admiral Thad Allen, Sept. 4, 2010 

(Photo & Video by Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas Blue, U.S. Coast Guard)


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