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Documents indicate heavy use of dispersants in gulf oil spill

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While the BP well was still gushing, the Obama administration issued an order that limited the spreading of controversial dispersant chemicals on the Gulf of Mexico’s surface. Their use, officials said, should be restricted to “rare cases.”

But in reality, federal documents show, the use of dispersants wasn’t rare at all.

Despite the order — and concerns about the environmental effects of the dispersants — the Coast Guard granted requests to use them 74 times over 54 days, and to use them on the surface and deep underwater at the well site. The Coast Guard approved every request submitted by BP or local Coast Guard commanders in Houma, La.,

via Documents indicate heavy use of dispersants in gulf oil spill.

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August 1, 2010 at 12:37 am

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Obama Makes Reporting on Spill A Felony

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Think this rule didn’t come directly from the White House? Getting within 65 feet of essential gulf recovery efforts is now a Class D felony with a $40,000 fine. Reporters have been thwarted again and again trying to bring us reportage on the Gulf situation.

via Obama Makes Reporting on Spill A Felony | RedState.

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July 12, 2010 at 6:05 pm

Discovery of second pipe in Deepwater Horizon riser stirs debate among experts | NOLA.com

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Some experts say a second piece of drill pipe in the riser could have prevented shear rams on the rig’s blowout preventer from sealing the well and permanently cutting off the flow of oil after the April 20 explosion.

The presence of two pipes could have also contributed to BP’s failure to make a clean cut on the riser when securing the existing containment dome, inhibiting its ability to collect the maximum amount of oil.

via Discovery of second pipe in Deepwater Horizon riser stirs debate among experts | NOLA.com.

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July 11, 2010 at 2:13 pm

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Vessel scheduled to start picking up gushing oil Sunday afternoon – CNN.com

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BP said Sunday morning that its attempt to place a new cap on its ruptured undersea well was proceeding as planned.

Officials hope the containment cap will stop oil from gushing into the Gulf. But while robots replace the old cap, crude is flowing freely.

Robots have removed the old cap in an operation that began yesterday, BP said in a statement Sunday.

The replacement is expected to take three to six days, BP senior Vice President Kent Wells said Sunday, with favorable weather helping the process along.

via Vessel scheduled to start picking up gushing oil Sunday afternoon – CNN.com.

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July 11, 2010 at 10:46 am

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