oil spill

All remaining restrictions on traffic through the Houston Ship Channel are lifted. The channel links the area’s busy ports with the largest petrochemical complex in…

From Blackvoices.com: Soon after a BP wellhead exploded in the Gulf of Mexico spewing a jillion gallons in to the waters off the coast of Louisiana, the British company started the business of cleaning up the worst oil spill United States’ history. Within days, cleanup workers were spotted on beaches, wearing T-shirts with the words […]

Via CNN.com: Thursday on a special “AC360°:” Three fishermen were the first to arrive on the scene after the explosion in the Gulf. They’ll share never-before-seen photos and video at 10 p.m. ET Thursday on CNN. A highly anticipated test designed to measure pressure within BP’s ruptured Gulf of Mexico oil well began Thursday after […]

The BP oil leak could be completely contained as early as Monday if a new, tighter cap can be fitted over the blown-out well, the government official in charge of the crisis said Friday in some of the most encouraging news to come out of the Gulf in the 2 1/2 months since the disaster […]

VIA KHOU.com: by Tiffany Craig & Jeremy Desel / 11 News GALVESTON—The Texas General Land Office confirmed Monday the tar balls found along the shores of Crystal Beach on Bolivar Peninsula are from the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Over the weekend, officials heard rumored reports of tar balls washing ashore. Officials […]

VIA CNN: Federal authorities have given BP 72 hours to come up with sound contingency plans for the collection of gushing oil in the event of an operational failure or severe weather. In a letter written Tuesday, the government’s on-scene administrator, Coast Guard Rear Adm. James Watson, instructed BP Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles to […]

VIA CNN.com: Venice, Louisiana (CNN) — BP has collected 6,000 barrels of oil in the first 24 hours of pumping it from a ruptured well up to a drill ship, Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the federal government’s response manager, said Saturday. But video taken Saturday still shows a stream of crude escaping into the […]

(CNN) — Three attempts to pump mud and 16 tries to stuff solid material intoa breached Gulf of Mexico oil well failed to stop the flow, top BP executives said Saturday, and engineers and executives with the oil giant have decided to “move on to the next option.” That option: Place a custom-built cap to […]

VIA CNN: BP’s much-anticipated effort to cap its undersea gusher in the Gulf of Mexico was temporarily suspended Thursday afternoon and was expected to resume later in the evening, a BP executive said. “Nothing has actually gone wrong or unanticipated,” Doug Suttles, the company’s chief operating officer, told reporters. He said engineers have been monitoring […]

Venice, Louisiana (CNN) — BP started a “top kill” procedure Wednesday afternoon in an attempt to contain oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, the company said. At 1 p.m. CT (2 p.m. ET), the oil giant began pumping 50,000 pounds of thick, viscous fluid twice the density of water into the site of the […]

Is enough being done to protect the public from chemical pollutants? Watch “Toxic America,” a special two-night investigative report with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, 8 p.m. ET on June 2 and 3 on CNN. VIA CNN: BP’s chief executive officer said Monday that the company is doing all it can to respond to the runaway oil […]