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BP Says Other Companies Also at Fault

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The energy giant says Transocean, Halliburton and Cameron International were involved.

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Oil Reaches Loop Current and Marshes

Thursday, May 20, 2010

BP says it is removing 210,000 leaking gallons of oil per day, but some is still escaping.

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Some Results for BP, but Perhaps Too Late

Monday, May 17, 2010

BP has stopped some of the oil from leaking, but is it too late to stop the ooze from reaching the Atlantic Ocean?

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The Takeaway

BP Begins to Siphon Oil From Deepwater Horizon Leak Site

Monday, May 17, 2010

Yesterday, a rare piece of positive news came from the BP camp when they announced that engineers were successful in their attempt to siphon off some of the millions of gallons of crude oil still leaking from the Deepwater Horizon well site in the Gulf of Mexico. But, even as they admit that the procedure of threading a four inch diameter tube through the broken pipe is successfully pulling out some of the oil, this isn’t a complete solution to the region's environmental catastrophe

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The Takeaway

Giant Plumes of Oil in Gulf: How BP Will Stop the Flow

Monday, May 17, 2010

Over the weekend, BP made major headway in containing the flow of oil still leaking from the site of the Deepwater Horizon wellhead, which ruptured back on April 20. Since that day, oil has flowed into the gulf at a rate of at least 210,000 gallons a day, and some argue that the rate may be as high as 3,000,000. (For comparison, a standard gasoline tanker truck holds 9,000 gallons: Imagine a line of 24 tanker trucks pulling up to the Gulf every day, dumping their crude oil, and driving off.)

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BP Expected to Pay $450 Million for Oil Spill

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Failed containment efforts have driven up costs.

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Senate Questions Oil Heads on Gulf Spill

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Congress will hear testimony from the companies responsible for the Deepwater Horizon rig blowout.

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The Takeaway

Cleaning Up the Oil Spill: BP's Doomed Dome and Foreseeable Design Flaws

Monday, May 10, 2010

Over the weekend, ice crystals clogged the inside of a 98 ton steel dome that BP hoped would contain the ongoing flood of crude oil spewing from the site of their broken rig. The crystals, called hydrates, which formed inside the dome made the structure too buoyant to settle on to the seabed, where it could have formed a water-tight seal around the site of the oil drainage. As BP plans more attempts to cap the gusher, we listen back to what has been tried so far.

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Oil Containment Dome Arrives at Leaking Rig

Thursday, May 06, 2010

At noon, the dome will be lowered over the well that's leaking over 200,000 gallons of oil a day.

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Oil Containment Dome Nearly Complete

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Once it's finished, BP hopes the 100-ton, 4-story dome will close one of two remaining leaks.

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BP Readies Containment Box to Clean-up Oil Spill

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

The energy giant BP has almost finished constructing its first concrete-and-steel containment box which it will use to contain oil leaking from a pipe connected to a sunken rig off the Lousiana coast.

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Oil Continues to Gush into Gulf of Mexico

Monday, May 03, 2010

Oil is still pouring into the Gulf of Mexico nearly two weeks after Deepwater Horizon sunk.

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Weather Delays Oil Containment in Louisiana

Thursday, April 29, 2010

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Pelicans, river otters and mink will be the first wildlife to come into contact with the oil on land.

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Officials Find a New Leak in Oil Rig Pipe

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Scientists estimate that oil is now leaking at the rate of 5,000 barrels a day, not the 1,000 suspected.

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Coast Guard Starts Burning Gulf Oil Slick

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Guard hopes its new plan will contain a 42,000 gallon oil leak under the sea.

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