Coastal Desk

Gulf Oil Spill
5:45 pm
Fri May 7, 2010

BP Containment Dome at Spill Site

New Orleans, La. – Crane operators lowering the 100-ton concrete and steel box over the leaking well pipes have to be precise, and it's never been done before. The container could cap the leak, or smash it wide open. So far, about 210,000 gallons of crude are pouring out every day.
BP executive Doug Suttles says one option being reviewed calls for plugging the leak with rubber and other materials.

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Gulf Oil Spill
11:35 am
Fri May 7, 2010

Brian Fitzpatrick - oil spill online discussion group

New Orleans, LA – Brian Fitzpatrick talks with WWNO about the online discussion group vetting ideas to help solve the gulf oil spill disaster, bpmacando.com

Gulf Oil Spill
11:32 am
Fri May 7, 2010

Loyola's Bob Thomas - interview on the oil spill

New Orleans, LA – Bob Thomas from Loyola's Center for Environmental Communications discusses the latest developments in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, with WWNO's Paul Maassen

Gulf Oil Spill
9:31 pm
Thu May 6, 2010

Sierra Club Shocked at Oil Spill Impact

New Orleans, La. – Michael Brune didn't say a word in the roaring seaplane as it flew over fertile fishing grounds off Louisiana, where ribbons of rust-colored oil streamed past the Breton National Wildlife Refuge. Nor did he speak when the plane reached the Chandeleur barrier islands that locals call the Cajun Bahamas. But when the plane landed

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Gulf Oil Spill
9:31 pm
Thu May 6, 2010

Oil Dome Heading to Spill Site

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Gulf Oil Spill
9:30 pm
Thu May 6, 2010

Oil Hits Chandeleur Islands

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Gulf Oil Spill
9:29 pm
Thu May 6, 2010

Oil Dome Lowering to Gulf Floor

New Orleans, La. – BP executive Doug Suttles says the 100-ton concrete and steel device should work, but it's all new technology.

"It will probably have its start-up troubles. It will have to learn how to make it operate, and we'll do that over the next week or so as we begin to deploy and run the system. But I will tell you we're optimistic. We very much want the thing to work."

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Gulf Oil Spill
11:42 am
Thu May 6, 2010

GNOF oil spill relief fund

New Orleans, LA – The Greater New Orleans Foundation has launched a fund to help those impacted by the oil spill disaster

Gulf Oil Spill
9:32 pm
Wed May 5, 2010

Gulf Shipping Continues in Gulf

New Orleans, La. – So far, oil spewing from a BP well a mile under water hasn't closed off the mouth of the Mississippi River. Vessels have been moving through the Gulf's Southwest Pass to the Port of New Orleans, where officials are assured the spill won't be a problem through Thursday.
Gary LaGrange is president of the Port of New Orleans. He's keeping a close eye on what federal officials are saying about where the oil slick is headed.

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Gulf Oil Spill
9:38 pm
Mon May 3, 2010

Oil Spill Closes Waters from Louisiana to Florida

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