Gulf Oil Spill
5:20 pm
Tue August 3, 2010

Static Kill Under Way

New Orleans, La. – BP Vice President Kent Wells says testing shows the well is stable enough to withstand the pressure required to push oil back into the reservoir.

"The injectivity test was textbook. It went exactly as we would have expected. We pumped at several different rates."

Even if it works, retired Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen says it's not the end of the process to kill the well.

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Gulf Oil Spill
5:36 pm
Mon August 2, 2010

Preparations Underway For Static Kill

New Orleans, La. – A major unknown is whether the mud can push the oil back directly down the well and into the undersea reservoir. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen says pressure readings will be closely watched as each barrel of mud makes its way into the containment cap at the wellhead.

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Community Impact
2:21 pm
Mon August 2, 2010

Northshore Focus: Ferry for Northshore Commuters

New Orleans, LA – Northshore commuters who drive across the Causeway may have a new development in the horizon. Reporter Jollaine Schear speaks with the founders of a recent innovation in transportation which could make driving across the bridge a distant memory and just might lead to a smoother ride.

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Gulf Oil Spill
10:22 am
Mon August 2, 2010

Coast Guard Overseeing Static Kill Preparations

New Orleans, La. – Heavy mud will be pumped slowly into the well early this week. The process called a static kill would stop if the pressure gets too high. But Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen says he's confident the well can handle the strain.

"That could result in us filling the entire well up, bringing the pressure to zero. And if that's the case, then we've taken away about half the job that we will need to do from the bottom."

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Gulf Oil Spill
10:20 am
Mon August 2, 2010

Static Kill Could Start Tonight

New Orleans, La. – The first of two steps is called a static kill, which Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen says should begin Monday night or Tuesday morning.

"The static kill is not the end-all be-all. In fact kill' may even be a misnomer. What we're really doing is, we're going to be conducting a static test and see if the well can have mud pumped in at a very low rate."

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Gulf Oil Spill
9:33 pm
Fri July 30, 2010

Static Kill Could Start This Weekend On BP Well

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Gulf Oil Spill
2:55 pm
Fri July 30, 2010

Debris In Relief Well Delays Kill Operations at BP Well

New Orleans, La. – Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen says operations will be delayed a day or so. Debris was found inside the relief well that's set to plug the broken well with mud and cement.

"Some of the sediment around the sidewall just kind of fell in on itself. If you can imagine if you drilled a hole and did not put a pipe down to reinforce it. We had about 40 feet of where it just - it settled in on itself. It's not a huge problem."

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Gulf Oil Spill
9:28 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

Allen Says Static Kill With Relief Well Should Kill BP's Blown-Out Well

New Orleans, La. – Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen says he's confident the relief well to kill the broken well will work.

"Obviously the depth is a challenge here, but we are optimistic that we'll get this thing done."

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All Things N. O.
5:50 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

All Things N.O. 7-29-10

New Orleans, LA – Jack Hopke hosts WWNO's weekly news magazine.

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Where Y'Eat
2:14 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

Keeping the McKenzie's Name Alive

The McKenzie's Pastry Shoppes of New Orleans were born in the Great Depression, not an easy time for a new business to get started. Maybe that has something to do with why the old brand is so darn tough.

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