Gulf Oil Spill
1:41 pm
Sun July 25, 2010

Operations Resume at BP Well Site

New Orleans, La. – Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen says pressure readings and seismic tests indicate the broken well line is intact. He says it should be able to handle heavy mud that will be pumped down through the containment cap in the next few days in a process called a static kill. The ultimate solution remains the relief well killing the broken well from the bottom, which is expected by the middle of next month.

Read more
Gulf Oil Spill
1:33 pm
Sat July 24, 2010

Vessels Heading Back To Resume Relief Well Operations

New Orleans, La. – Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen says the intricate process of reassembling the drilling operation in the Gulf is now underway. He says ships have their own schedules for getting away from a storm, and coming back on line.

Read more
Gulf Oil Spill
11:07 am
Sat July 24, 2010

BP's Drilling Rig Heads Back To Work

Read more
Gulf Oil Spill
6:16 pm
Fri July 23, 2010

Rig Electrician Says Alarm Disabled So Crew Could Sleep

Read more
Gulf Oil Spill
6:14 pm
Fri July 23, 2010

St. Tammany Plans Keep Barges Nearby For Lake's Storm Protection

New Orleans, La. – The president of a parish north of New Orleans is fuming over Coast Guard plans to move barges protecting Lake Pontchartrain. Kevin Davis says a deal's been reached to store barges within the parish, not the 100 miles he says the Coast Guard wanted.
But Admiral Thad Allen says it's critical to protect equipment that will clean up the shore once the storm passes.

Read more
Gulf Oil Spill
6:11 pm
Fri July 23, 2010

Coast Guard Looking At Shoreline Storm Preparations

New Orleans, La. – Retired Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen says local leaders are helping to find safe places near shore where skimmers and boom can ride out forecast heavy winds and seas. He says he wants to avoid mistakes made ahead of Hurricane Katrina five years ago.

Read more
WWNO Commentary
4:29 pm
Fri July 23, 2010

The Dropout Dilemma

New Orleans – Andre Perry discusses how a school's faculty impacts graduation rates.

Gulf Oil Spill
6:55 pm
Thu July 22, 2010

Tropical Storm Delays BP Plan To Kill Blown-out Well

Read more
Gulf Oil Spill
6:51 pm
Thu July 22, 2010

Underwater Cap May Be Out Of View During Storm

New Orleans, La. – Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen says stormy weather may mean that robotically operated vehicles that have been transmitting images from the sea floor may have to be taken out of harm's way.

"We have determined that if we have to evacuate the site, we are prepared to leave the well capped. We will attempt to do ROV monitoring as long as we can. We think we can probably keep vessels on scene."

Read more

Pages