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Updated 5:11 p.m. ET | Another offshore oil rig has exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, sending 13 workers into the water. After initial reports of a 100-foot-wide oil sheen and at least one worker injury, Coast Guard said Thursday…
By Chris Amico
This widget is the latest version of what has long been the PBS NewsHour's SpillCam. For much of the time the Macando well was gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, we streamed live video to millions of viewers…
By Tom Bearden
So many questions, so few definitive answers. Last Saturday, I participated in the taping of a television program called "Louisiana Public Square." It's part of a monthly public affairs series that airs on the six non-commercial television stations that…
Oil-eating bacteria proliferated below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico this summer, helping to break down and clean up an underwater oil plume that stretched miles from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead, according to a study released Tuesday by…
Researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution released the first conclusive evidence of an underwater oil plume in the Gulf of Mexico. Jeffrey Brown talks to one of the study's authors, Chris Reddy, and David Farenthold of The Washington Post.
By Lea Winerman
Months after the Deepwater Horizon oil leak began, a 22-mile-long, 1.2-mile-wide and 650-foot-high plume of microscopic oil compounds floated 3,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico near the well, according to a study published Thursday in…
The government and BP have pushed back to mid-September the completion of a relief well that will permanently kill the blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said Thursday. The delay will give engineers…
In the coming years, BP will face a complex stew of litigation, fines and penalties stemming from the Gulf oil spill.
No oil has leaked from the broken Gulf well since July, and the federal government is reopening some waters for fishing. But some fishermen are split over whether to start trawling the waters again when there may be a risk…
Updated 3:34 p.m. National Incident Commander Adm. Thad Allen said Friday that the blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico is not yet dead, and that BP will proceed with a relief well to permanently kill it.
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