BP Whistleblower Seeks Hearing

Former contractor charges conditions at Atlantis facility in the Gulf are still unsafe.

BP Plc’s Atlantis facility, its second-largest oil producer in the Gulf of Mexico, remains unsafe and is operating under permits BP obtained by lying to regulators, a whistleblower said in court filings.

“Immediate court action is needed to remedy unsafe conditions on Atlantis,” Mikal Watts, an attorney for former BP contractor Kenneth Abbott, said in papers filed yesterday seeking a trial date in federal court in Houston, where the case has been pending since 2009.

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