Gulf Oil Spill
6:16 pm
Wed June 30, 2010

Hurricane 500 Miles Away Halts Most Oil Cleanup

New Orleans, La. – Coast Guard Rear Admiral Paul Zukunft says waves up to 10 feet high at the drilling site are making the sea too rough for skimmers to recover oil off the water and winds are too strong to burn oil off the surface. But he says things could be have been worse had the hurricane headed north.

"We've been held hostage by the oil but now the weather is holding us hostage. And, granted, this is not severe weather like what you would experience in a hurricane."

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Louisiana Eats!
4:29 pm
Wed June 30, 2010

Chef Susan Spicer and Cold Smoking

From Lolis Eric Elie's Smokestack Lightening

2 cups sugar
  1/4 cup seasoned salt
1/4 cup celery salt
1/4 cup garlic salt
1/4 cup onion salt
1/4 cup paprika
1/4 cup chili seasoning
6 tablespoons ground black pepper
4 tablespoons ground white pepper
4 tablespoons cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons ground cloves
 1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon marjoram
 1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon ground coriander

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Gulf Oil Spill
7:03 pm
Tue June 29, 2010

Cabinet Meeting Set on Value of New Containment Cap

New Orleans, La. – BP is planning to put a new containment cap over the leaking well with a tighter seal than the one that's now in place. But officials say oil would pour straight into the Gulf while the switch is underway. Napolitano says secretaries of the Interior and Energy Departments will review alternatives.

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Gulf Oil Spill
6:02 pm
Tue June 29, 2010

Biden Announces Uniform Seafood Standards for Gulf

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WWNO News Features
11:18 pm
Mon June 28, 2010

Vietnamese fishers have trouble filing BP claims

New Orleans, LA – Thousands who fish for a living face the loss of their livelihoods because of the ongoing oil disaster. Many of these fishers are Vietnamese, who face an added hurdle to obtaining compensation and work from BP because of inadequate interpreting services. Zoe Sullivan has the story for WWNO

Gulf Oil Spill
8:01 pm
Mon June 28, 2010

Environmental Groups Protest Offshore Drilling, BP

New Orleans, La. – Participants held hands, sang along with a protest song against BP and its oil spill coming ashore 60 miles to the south in the Gulf of Mexico.

Protester Josh Tickell says he's angry at the Obama administration, claiming the 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, sparked a stronger response from then-President Richard Nixon.

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Gulf Oil Spill
5:25 pm
Mon June 28, 2010

Weather Delays Third Containment System

New Orleans, La. – Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen says a third containment system set to go on line this week has been delayed. He says 10- to 12-foot seas are expected for the next few days.

"When we get over about 5 foot of seas they're going to have to stop the preparations for the Helix Producer which was the third production vessel we were going to bring in on the 30th of June to hook to the new vertical riser to increase our production up to 53,000 barrels."

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Gulf Oil Spill
4:49 pm
Mon June 28, 2010

Oil Spill Moving Toward Wetlands

New Orleans, La. – Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen says more oil is heading toward wetlands.

"We have seen the oil change direction. It was generally heading east to the panhandle of Florida. Because of wind conditions and current we now see oil start to enter Mississippi Sound and areas around Chandeleur and Breton Sound. We're very concerned about that. We're moving forces there as we speak."

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Community Impact
2:21 pm
Mon June 28, 2010

Northshore Focus - Abita Brewery SOS Fund

New Orleans, LA –

The story of Abita Brewery and their SOS fund.

"Northshore Focus" on WWNO is made possible with support from the The Northshore Community Foundation, uniting human and financial resources to enhance the quality of life in the Northshore region. More at Northshore Community Foundation

 

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WWNO News Features
11:18 am
Mon June 28, 2010

Vietnamese fishers have trouble filing BP claims

New Orleans, LA – Thousands who fish for a living face the loss of their livelihoods because of the ongoing oil disaster. Many of these fishers are Vietnamese, who face an added hurdle to obtaining compensation and work from BP because of inadequate interpreting services. Zoe Sullivan has the story for WWNO

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