A New York Times article sheds new light on the Deep Water Horizon explosion. The online story includes videos, photographs and interviews with rig workers. For the first time, we get a real sense of the timeline-- what went wrong and what was the response on the rig.
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ON THE GULF OF MEXICO- A mission to the bottom of the sea to try to avert a wider environmental disaster progressed early Friday as crews said a 100-ton concrete-and-steel box was close to being placed over a blown-out well on the Gulf floor in an unprecedented attempt to capture... more »
ROBERT, La. - An executive with BP PLC says the good weather in the Gulf of Mexico has been helping crews clean up the oil and that more than 140 miles of containment boom have been put out. Chief operating officer Doug Suttles said Thursday that tens of thousands of... more »
KATC's Mike Magnoli reports on Ocean Harvest Wholesalers based in Delcambre: The business owners, like many others in the industry, feel closing the shrimp season on Tuesday at 6 PM was premature and will be too costly.
State leaders opened a Special Shrimp Season late Wednesday night along parts of the coast. The idea is to allow shrimpers to harvest the profitable white shrimp before the oil spill has an effect.
Local shrimpers tell KATC right now, they're just trying to save their harvest, while it's... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - No oil appeared to be leaking after a drilling rig exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico, the Coast Guard said Friday, though officials were trying to contain what spilled from the blast and prevent any threat to the coast's fragile ecosystem. The search continued... more »