May 25th, 2010
09:52 PM ET

Will the 'Top Kill' Work? Join the Live Chat

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BP engineers are preparing to start their next attempt to stop the oil spill in the Gulf.  Anderson is along the Gulf coast tonight in Louisiana with all the developments. We'll also have the tonight's other headlines.

Want to know what else we're covering? Read EVENING BUZZ

Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

Here are some of them:

1) Keep it short (we don't have time to read a "book")
2) Don't write in ALL CAPS (there's no need to yell)
3) Use your real name (first name only is fine)
4) No links
5) Watch your language (keep it G-rated; PG at worst - and that includes $#&*)

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soundoff (368 Responses)
  1. lisal -canada

    strength and courage to all those dealing with this mess

    May 25, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  2. brian from pa

    Drill baby drill?....more like "destroy the coast and the gulf baby"

    May 25, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Alan Staats

    ...I have a question, which (in all likelihood because I've been out of the loop for a few weeks) I've neither seen asked nor answered. What if they cannot stop the leak? What if it just keeps on leaking? How much oil is there in that particular field, and just how far will it spread? Are we potentially looking at it getting into the Gulf Stream and heading up the east coast? If so, how far, potentially, could it go?

    May 25, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Todd

    Anderson, Has anyone discussed what will happen once a Hurricane enters the Gulf? Will it pick up all of that oil on the bottom of the Gulf and slam it into whatever part of the coast is in the eye of the Hurricane? What can be expected from that horrific possibility? Millions of gallons of oil slug slammed into New Orleans, Alabama, Florida or even up the East Coast once it travels far enough? I think this should be examined, discussed, and prepared for. It will happen at some point.

    May 25, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  5. John Romig

    Anderson,if a doctor can put a stint in a persons leg and feed it up thru his heart to unclog a aterry why couldnt u do the reverse feed a stint into the oil pipe and fill up a huge air bag to stop the leak, just a thought,John God Help Us

    May 25, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Don Soucy

    I have wondered since news of it's failure was reported, why the concrete & steel 'funnel' or cap wasn't equipped with a heat coil inside driven by super-heated steam from the surface to melt the ice crystals that clogged it up. Anyone heard anything about such an idea?

    May 25, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Bo Eriksson

    What is done to secure all the other oilriggs out there?Or we just have to wait and do nothing,until it happens again?!

    May 25, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  8. Diane Berube Canada

    Thank you, for another gripping show. I sure hope something works soon.
    I have always wanted to visit New Orleans. I am curious, to hear their French dialect.
    Wish you all a great night,

    May 25, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Kenya

    Great show AC very informative and thank you for shedding the light on what exactly is going on down there...
    Louisiana, Mississippi, everyone else who's affected by this spill...we got you in our thoughts.

    May 25, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  10. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Good night Anderson and bloggers Emily, Mike, Starr, Nancy, Nicole, and Megan.

    May 25, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  11. Darren

    Hey Anderson,
    Has anybody calculated how much is exactly coming out? I know they were supposed to have that number today or tomorrow I believe.

    May 25, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  12. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everyone! Enjoy your the night!

    May 25, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  13. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Thank you & good night Anderson & Team 360- so glad that you are on the Gulf shore, as always bringing us the real story.

    Good night All, i wish you a safe and pleasant day tomorrow.

    God bless the top kill action and make it work without any further disaster.

    May 25, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  14. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Good night friends! Thank you AC and 360 crew and bloggers! Good Grief this world is screwed up. Thank Goodness we have Anderson Cooper! XO

    May 25, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  15. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Thanks for update give us his information, I am appreciate from president Obama will be talk on Thursday. 🙂

    Good night Anderson, Megan, Joe, Jessica, Candy, David Gergen, Ed Henry, Jane, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Dodie, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Jane, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, Danie, Lori, Adelaide, Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, Casey, A. Smith, Devin, Karin Dulcie, Charlotte and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    See you tomorrow night, Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!!
    Day of the shot with my favorite oil spill over under water Awesome shot, LOL So funny Anderson, Thanks Anderson!!!!!!! HUGS!

    Thanks for coming in, for join us tonight! 🙂
    Have a great night & good sleep at home after work!!!
    See you tomorrow night!!! Just a plenty sleep at home!
    Great job Anderson down there in Louisiana!

    May 25, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  16. Lori

    Good night. Sweet dreams. I will be praying that the leak is stopped this time.

    May 25, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  17. Sue R. Canton Mi.

    Good night AC360,team and fellow bloggers.

    I hope and pray that this Top Kill will work tommorow.
    So many people feel helpless cause they want to help. At least were able to express ourself at this blog.

    May 25, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  18. Emily

    Good night Anderson, 360 Team, Jo Ann, Mike, David, Megan, Nancy, Starr, Gloria, Nicole & Bloggers!

    Looking forward to seeing you in Louisiana tomorrow night too!

    May 25, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
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