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Gulf Oil Spill
2:13 pm
Mon May 24, 2010

Federal Officials and Lawmakers Pressing BP on Cleanup

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WWNO News Features
11:00 am
Mon May 24, 2010

Public Trying Offbeat Options in Cleaning Up Oil Spill

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Gulf Oil Spill
9:46 pm
Sun May 23, 2010

Jindal Calls for 'Greater Sense of Urgency'

New Orleans, La. – Jindal says that BP isn't deploying nearly enough boats to capture the oil. One local leader commandeered 50 vessels he says were idle and sent them out to protect the area around Grand Isle just outside the wetlands in Jefferson Parish.
Coast Guard Rear Admiral Mary Landry says she understands people are upset.

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Gulf Oil Spill
9:34 pm
Sat May 22, 2010

State Leaders Frustrated With Clean-up Response

New Orleans, La. – State and local leaders want to build 80 miles of sand bars to block oil now seeping into wetlands. They're blasting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for taking weeks to approve dredging permits.
Coast Guard Rear Admiral Mary Landry says all plans must be evaluated.

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Gulf Oil Spill
9:01 pm
Fri May 21, 2010

Louisiana Officials Start Their Own Spill Response

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Gulf Oil Spill
8:28 pm
Fri May 21, 2010

NOAA Plans Flights Over Oil Spill

New Orleans, La. – NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco says experts still don't know how much oil is in the Gulf, if there are in fact underwater streams that some say are 10 miles long, or where it will end up.

"The probes activate upon hitting the ocean surface and immediately begin transmitting data about sea temperature, salinity and currents back to computers aboard the aircraft, providing information about surface and subsurface oceanography."

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Arts & Culture
11:19 am
Fri May 21, 2010

Grey Gardens Final Performances

New Orleans, La. – Southern Rep and Le Petit Theaters present Grey Gardens, the Tony award winning musical that tracks the lives of Jackie O's scandalous relatives. The riches to rags drama runs thru May 23rd at Le Petit Theater, 616 St. Peter.

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Gulf Oil Spill
6:25 pm
Thu May 20, 2010

NOAA Could Have Determined Spill Rate Sooner

New Orleans, La. – NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco says scientists could have established how much oil was flowing at BP's underwater leak with more equipment.

"We do have the knowledge and the instruments to do that. The decision was made that the first priority had to be to stop the flow."

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Gulf Oil Spill
3:21 pm
Thu May 20, 2010

EPA Orders BP To Use Different Chemical Dispersants

New Orleans, La. – The EPA says BP has 24 hours to find an alternative dispersant, and 72 hours to start using it. BP has been spraying the surface spill with dispersants since it developed about a month ago. BP executive Doug Suttles says that as underwater robots proved unable to stop the leak, the company reached out for ideas.

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All Things N. O.
12:05 pm
Thu May 20, 2010

All Things N.O. 5-20-10

New Orleans, LA – Hurricanes and oils Spills, Building a Barrier Island, Actor Tim Reid, Story Corps New Orleans Atwood and Adams

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