New Orleans, LA – Community IMPACT Series: Plaquemines Community C.A.R.E. Center, Aug. 3, 2010
The indelible images of the oil disaster in the Gulf thus far have been revoltingly dramatic, like the stricken Deepwater Horizon rig consumed by fire, like the seabirds coated in crude or like the once-pristine beaches slathered in oil. But some impacts from this disaster are harder to spot, more private and concealed, though still devastating for the people dealing with them.
New Orleans, La. – Allen says he will be in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana reviewing hurricane planning, shoreline recovery and the Vessels of Opportunity program involving out-of-work fishermen.
"Since we're very close to being able to control the spill at the source, our focus now has to be in the areas that are impacted ashore. And we still have some impacts in Mississippi and Alabama and Florida regarding tarballs on beaches, but we're really focusing, too, on the marsh areas."
New Orleans, LA – Spinal cord injuries are complex and have been difficult to treat, but In Covington there is some groundbreaking medical research taking place that may make a big difference in the how these types of injuries can be better treated in the future. WWNO's Jollaine Schear has the story.
New Orleans, La. – BP Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles says no decision has been made yet on what to do about the oil lease it holds to drill in the Gulf.
"Clearly there's lots of oil and gas here and we'll have to think about what to do with that at some point. But what we've always stated is the original well - the well that had the blowout - and the relief wells would be abandoned. And that's what we're doing."