Environment

Gulf Oil Spill
8:46 pm
Sat May 29, 2010

Next BP Plan To Use Robots To Cut Leaking Pipe

New Orleans, La. – BP is no longer plunging heavy mud into the well. The gushing flow blasted out all 33,000 barrels of the material, and shooting debris into the well didn't work either. BP executive Doug Suttles says it's now getting robots ready to slice off a leaking pipe and fit a containment device to funnel oil to a surface ship.

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Gulf Oil Spill
7:41 pm
Sat May 29, 2010

BP's 'Top Kill' Fails

New Orleans, La. – BP executive Doug Suttles says that after more than three days of off-and-on pumping of heavy mud into the well, it's clear the oil is still roaring into the Gulf.

"This scares everybody; the fact that we can't make this well stop flowing, or haven't succeeded in that so far."

Suttles says a relief well could take a few months.

None of us want to wait until these relief wells get down at the point that that occurs."

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Gulf Oil Spill
3:07 pm
Sat May 29, 2010

BP Denies Clean-up Crews 'Window Dressing'

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Gulf Oil Spill
7:48 pm
Fri May 28, 2010

NOAA Research Ship Prepares To Track Oil

New Orleans, La. – Captain Shepard Smith says the research ship Thomas Jefferson normally maps wetlands and shallow waters for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It's now in New Orleans, preparing to head out next week and look for deep-sea oil.

"We're really adapting sensors that are designed for other oceanographic purposes to this very particular task, and we don't know exactly how it's going to work out yet."

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Gulf Oil Spill
10:41 pm
Wed May 26, 2010

Landry Says No Command Change Necessary for Oil Spill

New Orleans, La. – Landry has been the federal on-scene coordinator of the disaster since it began April 20th, when the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded and triggered the oil spill. She says she understands that people are becoming frustrated that oil keeps spilling into the Gulf of Mexico, but a military takeover wouldn't help.

"We have the military. We have the Navy here with skimmers. We have, you know, every agency of government at the federal level. We have many state agencies."

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Gulf Oil Spill
10:08 pm
Wed May 26, 2010

Top Kill Appears To Be Working

New Orleans, La. – BP executive Doug Suttles says it could be a day or so before it's clear that the process called a top kill' plugs the leak.

"We're taking great care to make sure that we actually complete this job successfully and we will not be rushed by that. It's too early to know if it's going to be successful."

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Gulf Oil Spill
9:38 pm
Wed May 26, 2010

Coast Guard, MMS Joint Investigation Resumes

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Gulf Oil Spill
9:35 pm
Tue May 25, 2010

Federal Oil Spill Response Increases

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Gulf Oil Spill
6:33 pm
Tue May 25, 2010

BP Says 'Top Kill' Has Risks

New Orleans, La. – BP is planning to start the operation Wednesday morning. BP executive Doug Suttles says it should be clear by Wednesday night if it's working.

"Once it starts going down the well the rest of the flow should go that way. But probably the biggest risk with the job is that the flow actually doesn't go down the well bore but goes out the end of the riser."

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Gulf Oil Spill
9:50 pm
Mon May 24, 2010

Bipartisan Panel To Visit Gulf Coast

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