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Higher Costs, Accident Imperil Plans

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Science  27 Oct 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5799, pp. 577
DOI: 10.1126/science.314.5799.577a

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A spike in the demand for oil-drilling equipment and services has added 20% to the cost of a planned extreme makeover of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program's drill ship JOIDES Resolution just as the new Japanese drilling ship Chikyu sustained damage to one of its key drilling components. (Read more.)