June 8th, 2010
09:44 PM ET

BP Disputes Plumes: Join the Live Chat

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BP remains defiant. It released a statement tonight that reads in part "The data thus far do not support the existence of undersea plumes." Yet others say the underwater plumes do exist. We're digging deeper. We'll also have the latest developments on the Gulf disaster and we're awaiting results from several primary races and a run-off race in Arkansas.

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soundoff (334 Responses)
  1. lisal -canada

    protocol – ha. it is probably just a template pasted in. if you write your own rules and protocols, and expect other people to follow them, you need to follow them yourself. don't you think?

    June 8, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  2. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    50 days of BP failures. 50 days of government inaction. A double whammy.

    June 8, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  3. Samantha Rowley

    I certainly like the high resolution video better than the prior low res version, but it certainly begs the question, "Why is BP the only one with a camera down there"? I can only think that there is security around that area prohibiting outsiders from interfering with their operations. Day 50 and this is the first time we see this???

    June 8, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  4. Emily

    I know that it's in your backyard and many others now too! 🙁
    The estimates that we've seen (some a few weeks ago), are all different now, as no one is getting the correct info re. the amount of oil.

    June 8, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  5. Jason

    Anderson, wouldn't a major dosage of Thermite explosive work, you carve out a cavity around the well pipe using moderate explosive, which would collapse if created at the proper depth from the weight of the seabed and ocean above! Heat (+-2500degC) from Thermite explosive could then be used to seal the well below the seafloor!

    June 8, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  6. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Of course BP was going to take advantage of the situation, especially since the federal government was going right along with them.

    June 8, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  7. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Yell, and no long is it a leak , it is gushing out!

    June 8, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  8. dan baker

    I would like to know why they do not try dropping a big torpedo or several depth charges close to the plume so that the sea bed would collapse locally and block the leak. If it were hot enough, it might even fuse the local rock into a cap.

    June 8, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  9. Debra Crossley

    Anderson, Thank you so much for keeping this in the headlines. Keep it up, someone needs to rein in BP and make them accountable.

    June 8, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  10. Dr. Jonathan Shapiro, PhD

    Just saw your hi res video of well head. Why don't they remove the bolts which are clearly shown and attach a new pipe and flange?
    Seems too obvious to me.

    June 8, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  11. Emily

    Why did it take the Gov. so long to get involved to release this high footage video? Why were they not inside BP earlier?

    June 8, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  12. Chaney, La.

    BP is not forthcoming and dont the fines they pay depend on how much oil is escaping? Could the well be federalized and if so what would the consequences?

    June 8, 2010 at 10:12 pm |

    I think it's time we quit relying on BP to fix this problem.
    I saw President Obama, today saying he'd rather not talk to BP CEO because he's going to say all the right things. I agree. We don't need to hear them anymore. We've lost 50 days. We need to get them out of there, justice them, and put scientists in charge. People who are committed whit the future of our planet.

    June 8, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  14. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good question point there!!!!! BP wont involved to be interview with Anderson, BP offer turn down interview back.. They declined.

    June 8, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  15. Sharon Hastings

    I don't think BP is the only corporation or organization that does not reward its employees coming forward and being vocal about safety concerns. My experience is that as soon as you do that, they begin trying to get you out. There are even laws in our country concerning this. They are called whistleblower laws.

    June 8, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  16. Shanny

    Someone said its the gas and oil mix that makes the two colours

    June 8, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  17. Darla - Lake Charles - LA

    @Emily exactly. Well I'm here to say IT IS IN MY BACKYARD. If it's not a natural disaster, it's a man made disaster. It's hurricane season, what's going to happen if one rips through the gulf before the leak is fixed?

    June 8, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  18. NMercado, Ph.D.

    Good evening all...hoping everyone is well.

    BP's actions have been reprehensible. Their only loyalty is to money. Nothing else matters to them: neither human beings, the environment, animals, perhaps not even the future of their grandchildren. They have 0 ethics. It is truly too bad that anyone has trusted BP to any extent; first to drill for oil, now to clean this horror up. The US government should only rely on BP to pay for every single thing having to do with this catastrophe and to appear in court.

    June 8, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  19. Joe

    Why does the oil flowing from well have two distinct colors, an orange/brown and a dark brown?

    June 8, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  20. Heather - Spokane, WA

    So much for the cap working.........

    June 8, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  21. Connie Fanucci from Florida

    If I spilled oil on the ground, I would be fined and made to clean it up, I know several gas stations who went thru this. My question is, why don't they just arrest the Chairman of the Board of BP? This would solve the problem immediately.

    June 8, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  22. Emily

    It was originally gushing out of 4 vents, however, they cracked that...so it's not any better for sure...

    June 8, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  23. Michael Armstrong Sr.

    They said they was going to bring the B.O.P. up whenever the well is secure and when they do the United States Government needs to be there to take control of it for evidence .

    June 8, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  24. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Me either, I can't believe either long days now.... Day 50! 🙁

    June 8, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  25. lisal -canada

    well people, it is World Ocean Day today – and June 14th is World Sea Turtle Day. what do you think we will see in and around the gulf area in a year? what will the economy of the coastal states be like in a year?

    June 8, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  26. Di Canada

    We could really use a major scientific break through, right about now. AKA, a modern-day miracle, it’ll be in my prayers along with every living thing that is being devastated down there by this, so very sad.

    June 8, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  27. Darla - Lake Charles - LA

    I cannot believe that it has been 50 days and we're just now getting this in HD. Insensitive and offensive.

    June 8, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  28. Joe

    Dispersants – the long term consequences is more damaging to life under the sea than bringing oil to the surface and clean it up. The after effect of dispersants and the plume will forever damage nature and those who earn a living from the sea – and to the future health risk to as the poison enters the marine and human food chains will just be more post reporting as a new surprise.

    June 8, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  29. Emily

    It's looking more & more like a classic case of nimby..(not in my back yard)

    June 8, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  30. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I know why BP denied to see their research how it works look like right now. I also disagree others (BP) said.

    June 8, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  31. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

    By the way in the new video I dont see a cap! Does any one else?

    Is the top part with the vents the cap? I thought the cap was shaped as a funnel (up-side down)..

    It seems like this is an old video before they capped it

    June 8, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  32. charlie

    One would not expect an individual to freely release all information, which might influence legal liability.
    Why expect that of a corporation?

    June 8, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  33. Emily

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

    I can't believe that it's Day #50, and the this new info we've just been told by Anderson.

    June 8, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  34. Heather - Spokane, WA

    @Shanny, the dark part is oil and the lighter part is natural gas

    June 8, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  35. Di Canada

    Hi, Anderson, Great to have you down there, keeping us up to date and BP in the spot light.

    June 8, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  36. Darla

    Bp seems completely uninterested in fixing the largest oil leak in American history as well as taking care of the Gulf of Mexico, which WILL become devistated by this disaster. I live in Southern Louisiana, and I will never understand why bp is seemingly doing nothing, not even talking to CNN? Really!?

    June 8, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  37. Heather - Spokane, WA

    I am mixed about this new camera, its good that we are seeing this because we should know what is going on but I also think its disgusting that they have decided to upgrade their camera to HD so they can get more attention and we can continue watching this happen and watch them continue to do nothing about it

    June 8, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  38. Samantha Rowley

    Good evening all...

    Thank you Anderson for staying a 3rd week in the Gulf (cancelling your vacation to do so) and being dedicated to reporting this crisis. For those of us who tune in night after night, we not only learn of the day's developments but see a different point of view from the stories reported. Thanks to you, your contributors and crew for making the show informative to watch.

    June 8, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  39. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    The Obama administration is not exactly transparent either. When this spill first happened, BP and the Coast Guard kept the real images from the American people and released video footage that showed a less serious spill. I have questions about that.

    June 8, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  40. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening Anderson and everyone. It's great to be here tonight with all of you. That new video is both amazing and awful. So much easier to see the volume and force of this. I'm so scared about what the present and future damage will be. We are paying an awful price for our reliance on oil.

    June 8, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  41. Shanny

    Is Hayward the most insensitive man on earth?

    June 8, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  42. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Right , and can they stop with such force!

    June 8, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  43. Rose from Muscoy, Calif

    Hi, Anderson

    Very sad that BP can't be honest about how much oil is coming out. Why isn't anyone asking Halliburton any questions?

    June 8, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  44. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

    By the way, the # of gallons leaking from the well have grown exponentially higher after the "topkill" experiment. BP is not forthcoming with the newer #.

    surprise! surprise!

    Scientists trying to analyze the leak to help the situation are having a tough time to figure it out as well.

    June 8, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  45. Di Canada

    BP seams to be working over time trying to keep the facts from us rather then getting this mess cleaned up.

    June 8, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  46. Shanny

    why is the oil two-toned?

    June 8, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  47. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Megan, Joe, Jessica, Candy, David Gergen, Ed Henry, 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, BettyAnn, Heather, Starr, Sharon, Casey, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Charlotte, Sree and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!

    Thanks for coming in for join us tonight! 😀
    Happy Tuesday night!!!

    June 8, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  48. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

    Good Evening Anderson, AC360 Team, Megan, Starr, Emily, Jo Ann, Sue, David, and all bloggers!

    Hoping for a great show tonight!

    June 8, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  49. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone!

    June 8, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Evening everyone!

    June 8, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
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