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CBS NEWS: Oil Still Leaking From BP Gulf Of Mexico Spill

"Substantial amounts of oil could still be leaking."

Congressman Ed Markey on CBS Dec. 13, 2012.  This is a must see in the wake of Newsweek's investigation.  CBS asks the wrong question.  The issue isn't whether the Macondo well and its associated relief wells are secure, but whether oil or gas is seeping from cracks in the seafloor caused either during the initial blowout or the many subsequent failed attempts to cap the well.


Details from CBS...

CBS News has learned that BP is set to embark Thursday on the fifth day of a little-known subsea mission under Coast Guard supervision to look for any new oil leaking from the Deepwater Horizon disaster.  The BP oil rig exploded in 2010, killing 11 workers and sending a total estimated 206 million gallons of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico for three months before it was capped.

In September, a new oil sheen was spotted about 50 miles off the Louisiana coast. Tests confirmed the oil came from the infamous Macondo well underneath the Deepwater Horizon. BP's underwater vehicle observed oil seeping from the well's containment dome and, after a remote operation, declared the leaks plugged on October 23. The company and the Coast Guard said it wasn't feasible to clean up the slick, and that it didn't pose a risk to the shoreline.

But more oil continues to surface.  Slicks and sheens of varying sizes and shapes have been documented by satellite photos, as well as aerial video recorded by the non-profit environmental group "On Wings of Care." It's suspected that an unknown amount of oil trapped in the containment dome, and in the wreckage and equipment from 2010, could be seeping out.

Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., helped lead the original investigation of BP after the Deepwater Horizon exploded, and says it's deja vu: BP is not turning over videos and information requested by Congress.

"My concern is that substantial amounts of oil could still be leaking from the wreckage."

Last month, BP pleaded guilty to more than a dozen felonies from the 2010 disaster, including lying to Congress about how much oil was really pouring into the water.

Markey says BP is now repeating its stonewalling behavior of two years ago. For more than two months, Markey and Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., have been asking BP for underwater video and information such as the size of the slicks and how much oil could be trapped, but BP has said it will not provide the information due to pending investigations and litigation.

"Back in 2010, I said BP was either lying or incompetent. Well, it turns out they were both," says Markey. "This is the same crime scene, and the American public today is entitled to the same information that BP was lying about in 2010 so that we can understand the full dimension of the additional environmental damage."

BP spent a fortune after the 2010 disaster -- on ads to improve its image. It also spent $18 billion on cleanup and victims, and $4.5 billion more to settle criminal charges.

The Coast Guard canceled an interview with CBS News at the last minute on Wednesday. BP also declined to be interviewed but told us in a statement, "The Macondo well and its associated relief wells are secure." BP also says it will work with the Coast Guard "on any further steps, as needed, to address the results" of this week's survey of the wells and wreckage where oil from 2010 could still be trapped.



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Youtube Channel for BP Gulf Leaks...



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Reader Comments (18)

This PHOTO Of The Oil Spill Could Cost BP A Few Billion


Some good pics here.
Dec 17, 2012 at 12:23 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
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Dec 17, 2012 at 12:24 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
BP Spills Coffee


Damn funny satire.
Dec 17, 2012 at 12:25 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Spillionaires: Profiteering And Mismanagement In The Wake Of The BP Oil Spill


ProPublica Special Investigation
Dec 17, 2012 at 12:30 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Saturday Night Live: 'And Now A Message From The People Who Ruined Our Ocean'

Dec 17, 2012 at 12:32 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
All the 60 Minutes Clips on the BP Spill

Most were not shown on-air.


Extra: Mike Williams on Andrea's Rescue
Extra: "I'm Gonna Die Right Here"
Extra: "As I Got To The Next Door, It Exploded"
Extra: "It Was A Ranging Inferno
Extra: "We Were In Bad Trouble"
Extra: "We're Gonna Burn Up Or We're Gonna Jump"
Extra: "I Must Be Dead"
Extra: Capturing The Disaster
Extra: Warning Signs
Fisherman's Video of Fire
CBSNews.com: Complete Coverage
Photos: Gulf Oil Spill Threatens Wildlife
Truthout: Article on Whistleblower
Dec 17, 2012 at 12:34 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Keep in mind there was huge opposition to starting the flow from on deck operators, who knew the Deepwater Horizon could not control the 70,000+psi pressure of the reservoir being accessed. Cui bono?
Dec 17, 2012 at 2:04 PM | Unregistered CommenterHoward T.Lewis III
Well Ladies and Gents. If you wanna see the oil slicks, hop on a plane to Houston via Florida, and as you fly over the Gulf, you will see them. I know, I did that this past summer.
Dec 17, 2012 at 2:53 PM | Unregistered CommenterSKINFLINT
If you fine BP one million dollars a day for cleanup costs they will respond quickly.
Dec 17, 2012 at 6:54 PM | Unregistered CommenterHenk
Interesting story/pic. With the corruption in the government today, safety is down on the list of doing business. Considering the damage done, what's the cost of a few more $$$. I don't have the confidence that when they drill up in the Arctic, by any country, that the scene will be any different. I still believe that when the fields are known, that before they can be drilled, what ever company does drill, that they have to post a cash bond equivalent to the value of said field.
Dec 17, 2012 at 9:06 PM | Unregistered CommenterNorman
I still believe that when the fields are known, that before they can be drilled, what ever company does drill, that they have to post a cash bond equivalent to the value of said field.


Dec 18, 2012 at 1:32 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail

Are we talking various small slicks, or more on the massive scale.
Dec 18, 2012 at 1:33 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
That can't be true Steve, BP has spent a lot of money on advertising saying all is well...

You know everything on tv is always true.
Dec 18, 2012 at 1:56 AM | Unregistered CommenterS. Gompers
Animals and people are sick and dying from this corruption and total disregard for the Gulf of Mexico and it's inhabitants. The government is equally responsible for it's lack of enforcement of our laws and rights. Money, more money and more money is their god. One day, they will reap their rewards and it's won't be because they have the most money. Shame of the USA crooked Congress that keep succumbing to those elitist chosenites~
Dec 18, 2012 at 6:35 AM | Unregistered Commenterohboy
Different sizes and shapes. Hard to tell scale when boats. if you can see them, look like tiny dots on the water. Nothing that looked like a land mass, but certainly visible.
Dec 18, 2012 at 7:46 AM | Unregistered CommenterSKINFLINT
Let's also remind everyone that there are still 79,000 claims NOT PAID. And if you read further into the court settlement website most of the "processed" claims were more deficiency letters not offers. It's the same darn lawyers - only Feinberg finally left.
Dec 18, 2012 at 10:17 AM | Unregistered CommenterAnn
who at the coast guard is owned by bp? no we feel that 100.000 gals of crude oil floating in the ocean is no problem! maybe mr coast guard will send a aircraft over the spill and drop 10,000 gals of corexit on it. or we think bp has paid enough money and if you don't look for floating oil slicks, well, you won't find any!
Dec 21, 2012 at 4:01 PM | Unregistered Commenterdave
Who owns the coast guard? Who owns Janet Napolitano? Nobody. She was sick enough to qualify under the Bush cabal for placement in Chucky meets Talking Tina and The Village People featuring Obama the Submissive and Hillary the Butcher. This whole cabal is way too rich and stupid and coked up arrogant. Between Fukushima and the Deepwater Horizon blow out, even the most stupid of the naive would be able to trace these disasters to their source. Throw in the Boston real/faked enhanced episode. If you cannot see this manifold program to terrorize American citizens, you must first let go of mama's nipple and turn around and look. A ten year old could do this. Man up, bitches.
Markey is disgusting. That vainglorious mama's boy can't even screw in a light bulb and he was put in charge of overseeing systems that he has absolutely no clue of how to work by his mewling peers in congress. We could all die from these destructive acts. I imagine Markey is 'negotiating' for his place in the sun with the cabal at this moment. He is beneath contempt. Admiral 'whats his name' from the coast guard was the only person observing the drama unfolding that was even more clueless than Markey. The dumshit should have admitted ignorance and backed off. And Janet the Molester oversaw the WHOLE episode from her chair as what? Chairmolester of the Department of Homeland Destruction. Still no monitoring of the incoming Fukushima radiation which in some areas of America already exceeds the levels shown to cause cancer. The piece of crap does'nt want to offend her boss, whoever the fuck that is. The Obummer's boss.
May 1, 2013 at 7:23 PM | Unregistered CommenterHoward T. Lewis III

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