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Gulf Oil Spill
Fri April 23, 2010
Environmental Group Calls for Scrutiny of Oil Industry
By Eileen Fleming
New Orleans, La. – Thirty-two vessels are circling the waters around the rainbow sheen over the sunken Deepwater Horizon rig. Platform operator Transocean of Houston, which was contracted by BP, says it appears the well 5,000 feet below the surface is capped. But Anne Rolfes (raul-fus) of the Bucket Brigade, which monitors oil refineries in Louisiana, is skeptical.
"This needs to be a moment in which the industry pauses and in which Congress actually comes in and conducts some investigations in the same way that people are really scrutinizing the mining industry now, we need to take a hard look at the oil industry."
Meantime, the search continues for 11 workers missing since the Tuesday night explosion.
For NPR News, I'm Eileen Fleming in New Orleans