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BP Claims Process to be Streamlined

Eileen Fleming - WWNO Radio - New Orleans, LA

Entry Date: September 25, 2010
Total Time: 00:00:44

The administrator of the claims process for the BP oil spill is promising to streamline the system. Kenneth Feinberg says he’s making changes after hearing complaints from Gulf Coast residents.

Complaints Surface About BP Effort to Contain Well Blowout

Eileen Fleming - WWNO Radio - New Orleans, LA

Entry Date: October 04, 2010
Total Time: 00:00:46

A salvage company official says BP delayed attempts to choke off the undersea oil supply, after the April explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon. The official says BP was worried the…

BP’s Well Driller Says Government Is Mishandling Key Evidence

Eileen Fleming - WWNO Radio - New Orleans, LA

Entry Date: September 16, 2010
Total Time: 00:00:31

The company that drilled BP’s blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico says the government is failing to preserve a key piece of evidence.

Rig Workers’ Safety Questioned

Paul Maassen - WWNO Radio - New Orleans, LA

Entry Date: April 21, 2011
Total Time: 00:04:14

Environmental and economic issues were not the only consequences of the explosion in the Gulf; least we forget, 11 workers died during the catastrophe last year. And this past Monday,…

Blowout Preventer Theory Debated In Oil Spill Inquiry

NPR - WWNO Radio - New Orleans, LA

Entry Date: April 05, 2011
Total Time: 00:03:17

We're learning a little more about how a damaged oil well leaked millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexio last year. A federal investigation of the BP…

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