View the latest footage of BP’s oil floating in the Gulf here
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
- Newspaper: New oil near Deepwater Horizon in Gulf; BP told to check area again — Pilot: Concern it’s coming from recent cracks (VIDEO) November 16, 2012
- Newspaper: Giant deposits of BP’s oil on or beneath Gulf floor — Devastating fallout of spill continues… ecological calamity October 5, 2012
- Oil reported at BP’s Macondo Well in Gulf could be coming from “fissures or cracks in sea floor” — NOAA covering up? October 4, 2012
- Watch: Pilot films “substantial amounts of fresh-looking oil” in Gulf around BP’s Macondo reservoir (PHOTOS & VIDEO) October 11, 2012
- Radio: Tests indicate Minnesota pelicans exposed to contamination in Gulf — Concern for what it could do to population — Dispersant chemicals in 1/3 of birds — Official: ‘Really interesting’ results coming in December 1, 2012