Monday, July 19, 2010

New News from the Gulf - Cap Leaking, Oil Seeping Up Nearby

Here's the latest on the leaking oil in the Gulf:

Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, said early Monday that the company promised to watch closely for signs of new leaks around the mile-deep well, which has stopped gushing oil into the water since the experimental cap was closed Thursday.

Late Sunday, Allen said something was detected seeping near the broken oil well and demanded in a sharply worded letter that BP step up monitoring of the ocean floor. Allen didn't say what was seeping. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Monday afternoon the seepage was about two miles from the well head. He also said the well head is leaking.

Here's a video of the oil seepage, away from the site of the blowout. It is troubling, to say the least:

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