Topic: Thad Allen
Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 07/22
The US Department of Transportation’s pipeline safety division says the 800-mile trans-Alaska pipeline is corroded and poses a severe public safety and environmental risk.
02/12/2011 03:28 pm
The debate over how much oil remains in the Gulf and where it is continues as research groups, environmental organizations, and government scientists conduct separate missions.
12/19/2010 09:17 am
A presidential commission assessing the US response to the Gulf oil spill identifies flaws in the White House reaction. It finds that the government acted at times either incompetently or without candor.
10/07/2010 01:27 pm
With a final shot of cement, BP permanently 'killed' its deep-sea well in the Gulf of Mexico that ruptured in April and unleashed the worst oil spill in US history.
09/19/2010 02:46 pm
BP raises the titanic steel blowout preventer, whose failure led to the Gulf oil spill, one of the world's worst. What story will it tell?
09/03/2010 07:54 pm
Drilling on the relief well has stopped while BP prepares to raise the failed blowout preventer from the sea floor. The effort is not just a safety precaution. The equipment is also evidence that may reveal how the Gulf oil spill happened.
08/20/2010 07:37 pm
US and Australian scientists measured the plume from the Gulf oil spill during a research cruise. The findings are published Thursday.
08/19/2010 07:41 pm
BP said its 'bottom kill' to plug the Gulf oil spill well permanently should start later this week. BP also deposited its first installment – $3 billion – in the Gulf escrow fund.
08/09/2010 03:53 pm
Louisiana residents are relieved that no more oil is spewing and that a 'bottom kill' to seal the well will begin soon. But they are also worried, about BP's commitment to a full cleanup and a report that most of the oil is gone.
08/07/2010 05:32 pm
'Static kill' worked. Some 2,000 barrels of heavy drilling mud are now keeping the oil at bay until the relief well can finish the job in mid-August, killing the Gulf oil spill gusher for good.
08/04/2010 07:38 pm