HOME
POLITICS
CLIMATE
BUSINESS
SCIENCE
WORLD
HISTORY
LIFESTYLE
EDITORIAL
RESOURCES
CONTACT







BP's Bob Dudley Responds to Viewers' Questions in Online PBS Interview

PBS Newshour's Ray Suarez interviewed BP's chief of Gulf Coast restoration Bob Dudley with questions and video sent in via YouTube from around America. In one piece of news from the interview, Dudley said the company is exploring "at least two options to divert the flow" of oil if the relief wells fail to kill the blown-out well. Two excerpts:







Calling the well polluting the Gulf of Mexico "just a very unusual problem," Dudley said the company's first relief well is now being drilled down vertically parallel to the blown-out well and must go another 600 feet before casing is added and another kill attempt is made.
In answer to one submitted question, Dudley referred to the dispersant being deployed as "toxic as dish soap," but then qualified that with the historic volumes of oil mixed with dispersant coming from the blown well they did not know the actual impact.

The full interview and transcript is available at this link.

More on the Gulf Disaster:

A live video feed of twelve cameras on the Gulf floor is at this link (may be slow to load).

A remarkable video explaining why the sharks are congregating at the shore (oxygen depletion in the Gulf) and its impact on the wildlife there is at this link.

More Gulf Oil Disaster articles are at this link.



LABELS: ,

No comments: