BP is still getting ready to run crucial "integrity tests" to see whether a new containment cap will seal the broken well in the Gulf that's been leaking oil for 85 days.
The test will run anywhere from six to 48 hours. They're hoping for a higher pressure reading, which would mean the leak can be stopped. A lower pressure reading would mean oil is escaping from other parts of the well.
If this doesn't work, the ultimate solution would be the two relief wells that are still being built. BP and government officials say that work won't be complete until next month. They also admit the work won't be over then either.
"Even if we contain the well and even if the well is capped in mid-August there's still a significant amount of oil out there and the oil recovery and the impacts of this oil will probably extend well into the Fall," Incident Commander Ret. Adm. Thad Allen told reporters today.
With that in mind, Allen announced 1,000 skimmers should be out on the water by the end of the month. There are currently less than 600 on the job.
Meanwhile, BP got a fourth bill from the Obama administration on the oil spill for $99.7 million. That's on top of the the $122.3 million it's already been billed.
Randi Kaye will have the latest developments from the Gulf.
We're also reporting live from Haiti, keeping them honest, as we mark the six-month anniversary of January's massive earthquake.
Anderson and our team of reporters/producers are trying to find out why months later so little has been done. $5.3 billion was promised by various countries around the world for rebuilding, but $89 million has been received. We're tracking the money.
There's also the troubling discovery by Dr. Sanjay Gupta of life-saving drugs, food and other items just sitting on shelves, tied up in red tape.
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