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Coast Guard: Oil rig in Gulf on fire

Coast Guard: Oil rig in Gulf on fire

5PM Update: The search continues for two missing workers.  The fire is out. WEST COTE BLANCHE, La. — Coast Guard officials say an oil rig has exploded off the coast of Louisiana, sending four people to hospitals. Two are believed to be missing. Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally, a spokesman for the Coast Guard, […]

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ROVs investigate possible sheen source at Deepwater Horizon

ROVs investigate possible sheen source at Deepwater Horizon

NEW ORLEANS— Remote operated vehicles deployed from the offshore construction vessel Skandi Neptune collected oil samples on Wednesday from the underwater site of the Deepwater Horizon incident to determine the source of a surface sheen discovered last month. The samples were taken after the ROV video showed apparent oil globules leaking from the containment dome […]

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FOSC issues Notice of Federal Interest to BP and Transocean about new sheen located in Gulf

FOSC issues Notice of Federal Interest to BP and Transocean about new sheen located in Gulf

NEW ORLEANS — The Federal On-Scene Coordinator for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in New Orleans issued a Notice of Federal Interest to BP and Transocean Tuesday. Coast Guard Capt. Duke Walker issued the NOFI following sample results from an oil sheen located in the vicinity of where the Deepwater Horizon drill rig exploded and […]

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Attorney General Warns Floridians on accepting Final or Quick Payments from BP

Attorney General Warns Floridians on accepting Final or Quick Payments from BP

On Friday, Attorney General Bill McCollum issued a consumer advisory warning Floridians about final or quick payments options from BP. Gulf Coast Claims (GCCF) Administrator Kenneth Feinberg announced the GCCF’s next phase which will include three payment options: interim payments, final payments and quick final payments. Claimants accepting of either of the final payment options […]

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8,400 square miles of Gulf waters reopen for fishing

8,400 square miles of Gulf waters reopen for fishing

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) cleared another 8,403 square miles of Gulf waters for fishing. The area reopened is due south of the Florida/Alabama state line extending west to the Louisiana state water line. This opening leaves just a fraction of the Gulf of Mexico closed to fishing. The area just reopened has […]

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More Gulf waters open for fishing after oil spill

More Gulf waters open for fishing after oil spill

NOAA reopened 3,114 square miles of Gulf waters offshore of the western Florida panhandle to commercial and recreational fishing late last week. The reopening was announced after consultation with FDA and under a re-opening protocol agreed to by NOAA, the FDA, and the Gulf states. Trajectory models show the area is at a low risk […]

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Ocean spill damage, “Out of sight, out of mind” mentality

Ocean spill damage, “Out of sight, out of mind” mentality

By Valerie J. Amor  7.25.2010 It has been 95 days since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and sank to the bottom of the Gulf. Admiral Allen on Saturday, July 24 estimated timelines for resuming preparations for the static kill and relief well drilling operations once the equipment is reconnected. “I think probably within 48 hours, […]

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Feds launch new Restore the Gulf Website

National Incident Commander Admiral Thad Allen recently announced the launch of a new federal web portal—RestoreTheGulf.gov “dedicated to providing the American people with clear and accessible information and resources related to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill response and recovery.” (Please keep in mind this is a government website, so BrowardNETOnline.com holds no responsibility for […]

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Independence takes on new meaning this Fourth of July

Independence takes on new meaning this Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is when our country celebrates our independence as a nation, political freedom yet it will be the same day that we will witness our continued dependence on non-renewable energy. President Obama met with bipartisan leaders this past Tuesday to discuss clean energy. Afterward there was an opportunity to chat live with representatives from […]

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NOAA gives 60-80% chance of oil reaching South Florida

NOAA gives 60-80% chance of oil reaching South Florida

NOAA has used modeling of historical wind and ocean currents to project the likelihood that surface oil from the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill will impact additional U.S. coastline. This modeling, part of NOAA’s comprehensive response to the unprecedented Gulf oil disaster, can help guide the ongoing preparedness, response and cleanup efforts.

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