Sunday, May 30, 2010

After ‘Top Kill,’ Few Options to Cap Well


The “top kill” procedure for choking off the gushing seabed well in the Gulf of Mexico was not quite the last best chance, but close. Now that it has failed, BP, with authorization from the Obama administration, is moving to cut away the tangle of pipe from the well and install a small containment cap, called the “lower marine riser package.”

Today, I’ve spoken with National Incident Commander Admiral Thad Allen, as well as Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, and senior White House advisors John Brennan and Carol Browner regarding the ongoing efforts to stop the BP oil spill...
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