Now for Good News from the sunken oil rig...No leaks #pauto

April 23, 2010

This morning, Coast Guard divers have inspected the well-head beneath the sunken BP-leased offshore oil platform and reported that they cannot see any leaking oil from the well. This means that the only oil spilled was that connected with the accident itself. This oil slick is now threatening the coasts of Mississippi and Alabama.

This morning, Coast Guard divers have inspected the well-head beneath the sunken BP-leased offshore oil platform and reported that they cannot see any leaking oil from the well. This means that the only oil spilled was that connected with the accident itself. This oil slick is now threatening the coasts of Mississippi and Alabama.

BP PLC, which leased the rig and took the lead in the cleanup, said Friday it has activated an extensive oil spill response, including using remotely operated vehicles to assess the well and 32 vessels to mop up the spill.

BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward said the company will do "everything in our power to contain this oil spill and resolve the situation as rapidly, safely and effectively as possible."

Eleven workers from the rig are still missing.

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