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Crist tours Pinellas beaches, hears local oil concerns listen

06/07/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster might not be washing up on Tampa Bay’s shores, but local leaders are saying they want to be ready if it does. Today, Governor Charlie Crist visited the Pinellas beaches and got an earful about the sweeping impacts oil would have, as well as the havoc oil fears have already wrought on the local economy.

Governor Crist’s first ...

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Congressional committee grills rig execs listen

05/12/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Today, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce asked the heads of four corporations what went wrong at the Deepwater Horizon rig site on April 20. Their answer, for the most part, was that they don’t know. Rep. Henry Waxman grilled them on an equipment test failure that had occurred just hours ahead of the rig explosion. [U.S. Rep. Peter Welch](http:/...

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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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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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