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BP says chemical dispersants will not be used near shore listen

05/10/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Oil washed up on the shores and marshes of Louisiana over the weekend as the Deepwater Horizon well continued to gush out of control.

On Saturday a BP containment box failed because it was clogged by ice hydrates. BP is seeking permission to use methanol to keep the slush from forming when a new containment box is deployed.

BP says the ongoing leak has cost the company $350 million so far.

David Nagle, head of BP’s Washington office, said the $75 million liability for economic dama...

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The suffering begins on the Gulf Coast listen

05/10/10 Tom Baur
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Oily tar balls are rolling into the pristine bayous and islands ...

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Sen Bill Nelson visits oil spill incident command post in St Pete listen

05/07/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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In order to respond to effects on the West Coast of Florida from the BP oil blowout, federal, state and local agencies have established an incident command post in St. Petersburg. Representatives from BP, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and the U.S. Coast Guard, are among the groups stationed at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute on the campu...

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BP Oil blowout has Florida’s Nature Coast nervous listen

05/07/10 Tom Baur
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Hundreds of thousands of gallons of black gold gush unabated daily since BP’s Horizon Discovery Oil rig blew up near New Orleans.

WMNF reports from Cedar Key on Florida's Nature Coast.

Cedar Key Mayor Sue Colson is mad as heck over the lack of communication she has seen from BP Oil and Federal officials.

Mayor Colson’s city has endured many disasters in its time: the No-Name storm of '93, the banning of net fishing in '95 and the disappearance of the Shrimp fleet. But nothin...

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Richard Heinberg on Peak Oil listen

05/07/10 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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This week WMNF has been speaking to leading figures in the field of Peak Oil and asking them to add context to the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico. WMNF spoke with Richard Heinberg on the implications of the spill and the future of deep sea oil drilling.

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Castor says BP thinks oil leak could be up to 60 thousand barrels per day listen

05/05/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Yesterday, representatives from three of the companies responsible for the Gulf oil well blow-out — BP, Transocean and Halliburton — held closed-door meetings with some members of Congress.

Tampa-area U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor attended a meeting, and tells us she heard from the companies that there is uncertainty about when the leak will be un...

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Michael Ruppert on relation between Deepwater Horizon leak and Peak Oil listen

05/05/10 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Peak Oil is the concept based on the point in time when the maximum rate of global petroleum extraction is reached. After that point, the rate of production terminally declines. Predictions vary on exactly what these negative effects will be on modern industrial, agricultural, and transportation systems. But severe increases in the cost of oil and negative effects on the global economy are widely expected. WMNF spoke with Michael Ruppert, investigative journalist and author of two books on Pe...

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Nelson says BP might not pay full economic damage of its oil leak listen

05/05/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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BP has reportedly begun to continually spray oil dispersant at the site of the Deepwater Horizon well blowout at an unprecedented depth. That the impact of these chemicals is not well known, but they could be hazardous.

Since the April 20 blast sent millions of gallons of oil gushing into the gulf, BP has unloaded at least 372,000 gallons of dispersant into the water. Researchers say the effec...

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Legal rights of Deepwater Horizon workers listen

05/04/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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In addition to the environmental disaster caused by the Deepwater Horizon explosion, there is a human impact as well. Many people were injured and 11 people are missing and presumed dead.

They are: Jason Anderson, Dale Burkeen, Donald Clark, Stephen Curtis, Gordon Jones, Roy Wyatt Kemp, Karl Kleppinger, Blair Manuel, Dewey Revette, Shane Roshto, Adam Weise

But what legal rights do the victims have for tort claims against BP or any of the other companies involved in construction or dril...

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BP's track record on safety and are the chemical dispersants harmful to the environment?

05/04/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Our guest on this part of Radioactivity is ProPublica reporter Abrahm Lustgarten who has written about two aspects of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill: BP’s prior history of accidents and the potential danger of the chemical dispersants being used to break up the oil.

Lustgarten, an award-winning business and environmental reporter, has published two stories in recent days about BP and the oil spill, including Chemicals Meant To Break Up BP Oil Spill Present New Environmental Concerns on ...

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