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BP Stalls 'Bottom Kill' Due to Storms

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

BP is looking toward its final fix to seal the damaged well in the Gulf of Mexico.

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The Washington Report

WQXR's The Washington Report

Monday, August 09, 2010

David Sanger, of The NYT, on troop levels in Afghanistan, the BP oil spill, Elena Kagan and the House jobs bill.

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BP Says Well Cementing is Complete

Thursday, August 05, 2010

BP planned to start pumping cement into its blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday.

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The Takeaway

Good News from BP, Uncertain Reactions from the Gulf

Thursday, August 05, 2010

A federal report released yesterday says that 75 percent of the oil in the Gulf has either evaporated or been removed. However, local residents are skeptical and distrustful of the government and BP. There is also uncertainty surounding the environmental future of the region, which directly affects its economic future. New York Times correspondent, Campbell Robertson reports from New Orleans.

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WQXR News

BP's Static Kill Procedure Successful, So Far

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Engineers were able to force heavy mud down into the well, which looks like it has successfully stopped the crude from flowing.

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BP to Begin 'Static Kill' This Week

Monday, August 02, 2010

BP is expected to finally attempt its so-called static kill to permanently seal the well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico this week.

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BP's New CEO Visits Gulf Coast

Friday, July 30, 2010

Bob Dudley won't officially become the CEO of BP until October. But he's already spearheading the company's efforts in the Gulf of Mexico, after being appointed in June to replace Tony Hayward in that role.

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The Takeaway

Did the Oil Spill Cause Less Damage than Expected?

Friday, July 30, 2010

Yesterday, a Time Magazine article suggested the damage from the Gulf oil spill may have been exaggerated, and that some of the marsh areas important to the Gulf's life cycle may have escaped disaster. But can we know the full extent of the damage caused by the spill, just two weeks after the leak has been capped? The impact of the sheer volume of oil โ€“ which on its long journey to shore from the spill site loses some of its toxic qualities in the ocean โ€“ has yet to be determined. How can we better understand the complexity of the spill, and the road to recovery?

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Officials Meet in Louisiana to Discuss Oil Spill

Thursday, July 29, 2010

National Incident Commander Thad Allen is in Louisiana this week to discuss the gulf oil spill with local officials.

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Crews Evacuate Gulf as Storm Approaches

Friday, July 23, 2010

Cleanup crews began evacuating the Gulf of Mexico on Friday, as Tropical Storm Bonnie made its way toward the area.

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Oil Spill Work on Hold as Bonnie Approaches

Friday, July 23, 2010

Work to choke off the oil well is at a standstill on Friday. Ships have been ordered to evacuate ahead of approaching Tropical Storm Bonnie.

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As Storm Moves In, A Wait-and-See in the Gulf

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Crews prepare to evacuate as a major storm approaches.

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Weather May Halt Cleanup in the Gulf

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Forecasters predict storms may be headed toward the blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico within the next few days -- and National Incident Commander Thad Allen says that may force BP to suspend some of its cleanup efforts in the gulf.

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BP Resumes Testing on Containment Cap

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Federal officials have halted tests on the new containment cap.

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