Technology Failures, Perils of Deepwater Drilling Among Gulf Oil Spill’s Lessons

BY   April 21, 2011 at 8:17 PM EDT

In his new book, “A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea,” Washington Post reporter Joel Achenbach chronicles the 2010 struggle to stop what would become the nation’s worst off-shore oil spill. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Achenbach about the battle to plug the BP Macondo well, the lessons learned and the future of deepwater drilling.