Topic: Deepwater Horizon
New forecasts suggest that the loop current could carry the Gulf oil spill to Florida beaches within the next eight to 10 days. After that, it could reach the Atlantic Ocean.
05/18/2010 09:08 pm
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Interior Secretary Ken Salazar testifies about lapses in oversight of Gulf drilling that led to BP oil spill. But he also says the Obama administration is taking steps to avoid another spill.
05/18/2010 04:16 pm
Senator Barbara Boxer of California, along with other Senate Democrats, wants the US Justice Department to begin a criminal investigation of the Gulf oil spill off the coast of Louisiana.
05/18/2010 04:02 pm
BP says its siphon is collecting one-fifth of the oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico. But questions linger over BP's use of underwater dispersants in the Gulf oil spill.
05/17/2010 09:56 pm
The oil giant has said that it will be happy if it can siphon half of the oil leaked in the BP Oil Spill.
05/17/2010 06:08 pm
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The one BP is using to break up the Gulf oil spill has been approved by the EPA. But it's an older mixture that contains toxic ingredients, and it's not among the top tier of recommended dispersants.
05/15/2010 02:05 pm
The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is far different than the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska. The complex marine environment has currents and eddies that could carry the oil anywhere in the Gulf.
05/15/2010 10:33 am
Government and BP estimates of the amount of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico are too low, say scientists. Some equate the flow to one Exxon Valdez spill every five days.
05/14/2010 07:36 pm