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BP 'cut corner after corner' says US Congressman

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BP chief executive Tony Hayward has been told by the US Congress his firm ignored dangers when drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

House committee on energy and commerce chairman Henry Waxman said BP's "complacency" before the 20 April rig explosion had been "astonishing".

He added that BP had ''cut corner after corner'' and the Gulf coast was now ''paying the price''.

READ MORE: Congress tells Hayward BP ignored oil well dangers

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