New Orleans, La. – The commission's lead investigator says Halliburton and BP knew in March that the type of cement used in BP's well might fail, but no additional tests were conducted. The investigator says Halliburton recommended and supplied the cement that was used. Congressman Ed Markey of Massachusetts is calling for the commission to be granted subpoena power and for BP chief executive Bob Dudley to testify. The commission is set to announce at hearings next month in Washington what caused the well to explode, triggering the largest oil spill in American history. The final report with safety recommendations is set for release in January.
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