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4 years 2 weeks ago

Spill could be contained soon?

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - It could be a different situation at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico a few days from now. Crews will be replacing a leaky containment cap on the blown-out well, and a ship that is supposed to collect oil from a different part of the...

4 years 1 month ago

BP told to expedite claims

The government is pushing BP to work faster getting money to people and businesses harmed by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen didn't hesitate when asked what BP is not doing that they need to get better at. He says BP needs...

4 years 1 month ago

Saw stuck in latest Gulf oil fix

Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen says crews are shooting chemical dispersants at oil that began leaking when a saw became stuck in the latest attempt to contain the Gulf oil gusher. The saw snagged as it was cutting through a pipe on a busted well. Allen said Wednesday the...

4 years 2 months ago

Obama to Gulf: 'You are not alone'

President Barack Obama has promised Gulf Coast residents that they are not alone and will not be abandoned or left behind. Obama made the pledge as he visited Louisiana on Friday to tour areas threatened by the disastrous oil spill and get an update on response efforts. Speaking outside...

4 years 6 months ago

Hundreds clean up Texas oil spill

Nearly half the oil that spilled at a major Texas port during a collision between a tanker and a towing vessel has evaporated, dispersed or been recovered from the water, the Coast Guard said Monday. About 175,000 gallons of oil has evaporated or dispersed, Coast Guard Petty Officer Casey...

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