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  • Oil Spill Taking Mental Toll

    Oil Spill Taking Mental Toll
    The immense difficulties facing workers trying to contain and clean up the gulf oil leak were made frighteningly evident Wednesday, after a charter captain despondent over the spill apparently committed suicide, and technical issues forced oil company...
  • Robots Begin Removing And Replacing A Cap Over The Gushing Oil Well

    Robots Begin Removing And Replacing A Cap Over The Gushing Oil Well
    The delicate work of removing and replacing a cap over the gushing oil well on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico began Saturday, with robotic submarines hovering around the site. The hope is to fit a tighter dome that will funnel more oil to collection...
  • Cap On Gushing Well Removed, Oil Flows Freely In Gulf

    Cap On Gushing Well Removed, Oil Flows Freely In Gulf
    Robotic submarines removed the cap from the gushing well in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, beginning a period of at least two days when oil will flow freely into the sea. It's the first step in placing a tighter dome that is supposed to funnel more...
  • BP: No Sign Of Leaks As Capped Well Nears 48 Hours

    BP: No Sign Of Leaks As Capped Well Nears 48 Hours
    BP was encouraged Saturday as the final hours ticked away on a two-day trial run of a massive cap on its busted Gulf of Mexico well, saying there no signs of new leaks and oil was being kept out of the water. Kent Wells, a BP PLC vice president, said...
  • BP: Experimental Cap Shows No Sign of Leaks

    BP: Experimental Cap Shows No Sign of Leaks
    BP's experimental cap was holding Saturday as the final hours ticked away in a two-day trial run to make sure it keeps oil from pouring into the Gulf of Mexico without blowing a new leak in the busted well. Kent Wells, a BP PLC vice president, said...
  • BP's Hayward To Step Aside; Gulf Work Resumes

    BP's Hayward To Step Aside; Gulf Work Resumes
    NEW ORLEANS -- BP was expected to announce changes at the top on Monday with the anticipated departure of CEO Tony Hayward, who came under fire for his handling of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Hayward would be replaced by Bob Dudley, an...
  • Official: Seep Found Near BP's Blown Out Oil Well

    Official: Seep Found Near BP's Blown Out Oil Well
    A federal official says scientists are concerned about a seep and possible methane near BP's busted oil well in the Gulf of Mexico Both could be signs there are leaks in the well that's been capped off for three days. The official spoke to The...
  • Feds Look Past Oil Leaking From BP's Cap

    Feds Look Past Oil Leaking From BP's Cap
    Oil from BP's blown out well is again seeping into the Gulf of Mexico, but this time, more slowly and scientists aren't convinced the cap that stopped the flow last week is making things worse. The government said Monday that oil was seeping into the...
  • Ships Head Back To Gulf Oil Spill As Tropical Storm Bonnie Breezes By

    Ships Head Back To Gulf Oil Spill As Tropical Storm Bonnie Breezes By
    BP's evacuation of the Gulf of Mexico was called off Saturday and ships headed back to resume work on plugging the leaky well as remnants of Tropical Storm Bonnie breezed past. The temporary plug that has mostly contained the oil for eight days held, and...
  • Gulf Cleanup Will Change Once Oil Stops For Good

    Gulf Cleanup Will Change Once Oil Stops For Good
    The government's point man for the Gulf spill says he's planning to meet with coastal parish officials to talk about what's next now that the oil has stopped flowing. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said crews are having trouble finding patches of...
  • "Static Kill" Begins to Stop Gulf Oil Spill

    "Static Kill" Begins to Stop Gulf Oil Spill
    Introducing two more pieces of oil-industry lingo - "static kill" and "bullheading" - to the American public, BP began forcing mud down the throat of its blown-out well Tuesday in hopes of permanently sealing the biggest offshore leak in U.S. history....
  • Gulf Relief Well Crews Watch For Tropical Weather

    Gulf Relief Well Crews Watch For Tropical Weather
    Crews finishing work meant to forever stop oil from leaking from a blown-out undersea well into the Gulf may have one more hurdle to overcome: the weather. The National Hurricane Center is watching a cluster of thunderstorms in the far eastern Gulf of...