Gulf Oil Spill
4:28 pm
Sat May 15, 2010

Coast Guard Confident Underwater Oil Poses No Surprises

New Orleans, La. – Coast Guard Rear Admiral Mary Landry says officials will make information available that shows how closely the underwater oil is monitored.

"We have a pretty good handle on the oil we're dealing with. We have a very good handle on the oil we're dealing with. Both at the source, through the water column and on the surface. And as it hits the shoreline, and we're tracking it constantly."

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal says he worries about the balls of oil showing up hundreds of miles apart on the shoreline. But Landry says she's confident the underwater slick poses no immediate danger of covering the coast.
For NPR News, I'm Eileen Fleming in New Orleans