Content Tagged As oil_spill

4 years 1 month ago

Scientists lower Gulf health grade

Scientists say that six months after the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, damage to the Gulf of Mexico is less dramatic than some had predicted. In an informal Associated Press survey, 35 researchers who study the Gulf lowered their rating of its ecological health by several points....

4 years 3 months ago

Experts: Gulf of Mexico far from cured

More than a month after oil stopped spewing into the Gulf of Mexico, big questions remain about where it is. Scientists who've just finished a cursory examination of the Gulf are disputing government claims that half the leaked oil is completely gone from the ecosystem. They've been looking...

4 years 3 months ago

Testing almost finished on BP top kill

Sometime later today, officials are expected to deliver the verdict on whether BP's problem oil well in the Gulf of Mexico is permanently plugged. Test results will determine if the BP gusher has been sealed well enough to declare the operation complete. National Incident Commander Thad Allen says the...

4 years 3 months ago

Oil crews watch stormy weather over Fla.

Officials working on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are watching a cluster of storms over Florida that could develop into a tropical disturbance. The government point man on the oil spill, retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, said Monday he is not currently planning to suspend...

4 years 4 months ago

Testing delayed on oil well cap

BP is delaying critical tests on a new well cap designed to finally stop the flow of oil in the Gulf of Mexico after government officials said more analysis was needed on the plan. BP engineers were scheduled to start slowly shutting off valves on the 75-ton metal stack...

4 years 4 months 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 4 months ago

Oil spill reaches Lake Pontchartrain

Lake Pontchartrain north of New Orleans is the latest site where oil from the ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico is appeared. The lake was rescued from pollution in 1990s and had once again become a bountiful fishing ground and a popular spot for boating and swimming. ...

4 years 4 months ago

Biden to visit the gulf

WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior Obama administration official tells The Associated Press that Vice President Joe Biden will travel to the Gulf Coast on Tuesday to review the efforts to combat the massive oil spill. Biden is expected to visit the National Incident Command Center in New Orleans and the...

4 years 5 months 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...

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