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Gulf Oil Spill
Fri June 25, 2010
Governor Jindal Wants BP's Evacuation Plans
By Eileen Fleming
New Orleans, La. – Governor Jindal says BP has yet to provide details of how it would move clean-up crews away from the oil spilling into four states.
"One of the things they've asked them to do is to commit about the specific evacuation staging areas, where they'll go and locate. Earlier we'd them for their plan. It wasn't adequate. We've asked them to update it."
Jindal says he wants BP and the Coast Guard to make sure they won't clog evacuation routes. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen says oil spill response teams would need five days' notice to get vessels safely away from gale force winds. Containment systems would have to be disconnected, and oil would again pour unchecked into the Gulf.
For NPR News, I'm Eileen Fleming in New Orleans.