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Lawsuit: Energy company cut safety budget before fatal blast

 


DENVER (AP) — A shareholder lawsuit alleges Anadarko Petroleum was focused on keeping oil and gas flowing from older wells, not fixing potential safety problems, in the months before a fatal house explosion in Colorado linked to an Anadarko well.

The lawsuit cites former company employees as saying Anadarko had slashed its safety budget and staff and had only a skeleton crew for refurbishing wells.

"A well's potential safety risks, and whether it was located in a residential area or near a school, played no part in whether it was chosen for remediation," the lawsuit said.

The claims are i...



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