“The spill and the spreading is getting so much faster and expanding much quicker than they estimated,” Hans Graber, executive director of the university’s Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing, said in a statement.
President Obama visited southern Louisiana on Sunday as he insisted his administration was doing everything it could. The Obama administration had been preparing for the worst, and it could take several days to stop the leak. The president reminded everyone that BP America is responsible for the leak and will bear all cleanup costs.
BP Chairman McKay
BP chairman Lamar McKay defended his company’s safety record. McKay blames a failed piece of equipment for the crude leak. The company is trying to plug the well which is a mile beneath the Gulf of Mexico.
They drilling company also plans to place a dome over the well but that could take six to eight days. The dome has been made and workers are finishing the plan to get it deployed. In the meantime, BP officials are still working to activate a “blowout preventer” mechanism meant to seal off the well.
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Oil Leak and Box used as a containment dome could potentially become worse. BP’s current attempt is lowering the big steel and concrete dome over the pipe to gather the crude. It will then be pumped into a cargo ship on the surface to transport.
BP Oil Spill & Cost for the Deepwater Horizon clean-up could total at least $12.5 billion. Efforts to contain the leak in the Gulf of Mexico are hitting the company with about $2 million per day. British Petroleum (BP) said that more than 250,000 gallons of crude are leaking into the Gulf per day.
Oil Spill and Shore brace for Louisiana coastline collision near Gulf of Mexico’s coastline. The oil spill has arrived on shore revealing a possible environmental disaster from the crude. State workers and commercial fishermen are trying to defend the Mississippi River.
Deep Horizon Oil Rig is located off Louisiana’s coast. It suffered a major explosion and fire that left seven workers hurt and 11 missing. The offshore drilling platform had 126 people onboard.