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Times Picayune, Oct. 10, 2012: There have been concerns since the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon that oil from the BP well could leak from storage areas on the ship or from the drilling riser piping that connected the well to the ship and now lies on the Gulf floor, a mile deep. Environmental groups also have raised concerns that the drilling of relief wells to cut off the flow of oil, or the failure of the original well, may have fractured the bottom sediments at the wellsite, which might eventually prove to be the site of new leakage from the well.
Stuart H. Smith, Oct. 11, 2012: Why is this happening? [...] efforts to cap the BP well in 2010 could have created cracks, or fissures, in the floor of the Gulf. That raises the specter of an ongoing spill that is more serious in nature, and more difficult to contain and clean-up. [...] There needs to be a serious and thorough investigation into how much oil is still leaking, and why.
Published: October 11th, 2012 at 2:48 pm ET