Deepwater Horizon rig manager acquitted

The former rig manager at Deepwater Horizon, Robert Kaluza, has been acquitted for the second time for the explosion on the rig in 2010. This is evident after a trial in the US state of Louisiana where he a jury cleared him of all charges, reports Norwegian newspaper.

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Rig manager Robert Kaluza, who headed the Deepwater Horizon when the oil rig exploded in 2010, killing 11 people and resulting in an unprecedented pollution of US waters, has been acquitted by a jury in a trial in New Orleans, Louisiana, reports Norwegian business daily Dagens Næringsliv.

Robert Kaluza was working when the explosion occurred on the rig, and he was charged with violating US pollution laws after millions of barrels of oil leaked into the sea of the Gulf of Mexico while the crew was fighting to stop the leakage. The damages to nature, animal life and the US coastline were considered the most comprehensive in US history.

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