July 19th, 2010
09:45 PM ET

BP Oil Disaster Day 91: Join the Live Chat

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We're tracking developments in testing of the new cap on the broken oil well. Plus, new details about how few claims BP has paid to people in Gulf and tonight's other headlines.

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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.

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  1. Emily

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

    Take care of your cough Anderson.

    July 19, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Good night Anderson, and bloggers Emily, Starr, Nancy, Sree, and Megan.

    July 19, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Sharon Hastings

    Again Anderson, thank you so much for your excellent reporting on this story. I appreciate getting to hear from people who were there when it happened. Let's not forget the loss of human life.

    Good night everyone and Anderson take care of your cough.

    July 19, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Emily

    This is a great interview here, Anderson. Glad you spoke with them Anderson...they are heroes, and I hope that they know it! 🙂

    These 3 men are going to be bonded forever, over this.
    I really hope that they are not going to be blaming themselves, they will not keep thinking that they should or could have done more.

    Many would not have done that much!
    I wish them all the very best. So glad to hear that the one went and got help from his MD.

    July 19, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Thank you and good night Anderson & entire Team 360 for another excellent news show tonight! I wih you all a safe and pleasant tomorrow.

    Good night All-really great conversation tonight! I wish you all a safe and pleasant tomorrow.

    Excellent report on the 3 fishermen. You can easily imagine how traumatic the incident was for them! God bless them and everyone who participated in the rescue attemtp of Deep Horizon that night.

    July 19, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  6. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Goodnight AC360 Team and fellow bloggers.
    Take care of that cough Anderson.

    What a horrific night for all when the blowout happened.Hope these guys do get the help they badly need.

    Stay safe everyone.

    July 19, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  7. Lori, CA

    Good night Anderson and Everyone! Sweet dreams!

    So sorry to subject you to such terrible spelling tonight. I will blame in on Monday!

    July 19, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  8. Heather - Spokane, WA

    'Could I have done more' is always going to be on your mind after you help out with something like that, even if you have done all that you can. Thst story is so chilling and sad.

    Have a good night everyone and hope you feel better Anderson, that cough sounds terrible!

    July 19, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Chi

    Good night AC and AC360. Take care, AC : )

    July 19, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  10. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everyone! Wow! Heartbreaking interview!

    July 19, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  11. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    What a horrifying sight those first responders encountered! Bless them for taking action and searching for survivors.

    I hope everyone has a great evening. See you tomorrow night.

    July 19, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  12. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    My heart goes to men who lost their love ones at Oil area....... That is so sad. 🙁

    Good night Anderson, Megan, Joe, Jane, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, 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, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, others and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    See you tomorrow night, Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!!
    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!
    Good job Anderson, Keep going research what you have keep them honest! 🙂

    July 19, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  13. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    I think that these men did all that they could do.

    July 19, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  14. Lori, CA

    Usually consultants bill at a rate that is approximately 2 1/2 or 3 times their rate of pay. The additional cost covers overhead such as errors and omissions insurance, taxes, electricity, etc. Scientists are not making that much.

    By the way: sorry for my terrible spelling tonight.

    July 19, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  15. lisal -canada

    it is so good to see the ac360 team continuing to focus on the gulf. i suspect that even now there is more damage that exists than can actually be physically seen. in both the gulf itself and the people who find comfort there and call it home. nite. pleasant dreams.

    July 19, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  16. David, Indiana

    @Starr Thanks I didn't see that intvw earlier today. I guess the fact that the pressure is static or contained enters into how they figure it out at this pt, but even so the pressure has to increase as they start injecting mud.

    400 plus repairs what kind of repairs? Is there a basis for comparing how many repairs are needed on a rig?

    July 19, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  17. Merl, Ohio

    Good night Anderson and bloggers! Thanks for letting me relieve my pressure.

    July 19, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  18. bart domin, Michigan

    come on Anderson, get a math guy to calculate the amount of hydro carbons that would flow thru the pipe size at the point of the presure measurement @ 6,000psi, also someone may have a good idea of the percentage of gas in the flow, giving them a breakdown of oil and gas, this wide range of estimates should be narrowed with the info available, love your show.


    July 19, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  19. Emily

    @Jo Ann,
    "And some people say there is no such thing as a black racist!"

    There is racism in every group! Those who think otherwise are only fooling themselves. Unfortunately, no one ethnicity is exempt from it.

    July 19, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  20. Sharon Hastings

    Everyone seems in agreement that the folks who are hurt the most by this disaster will wind up getting the short end of the stick. Isn't that always the way?? You can bet the lawyers will get paid everything that's coming to them.

    July 19, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  21. Scott Roeser

    $250/hour is $500,000/year – worth correcting to the audience


    July 19, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  22. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    You're welcome.......... Good point there. 🙂

    July 19, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  23. Merl, Ohio

    The U.S. was given $20 billion by BP for cleanup and compensation claims. U.S. tells citizens and people involved in this disaster " take what we give you and be happy, or sue BP and government keeps money" ! Long story short, still people suffer. Environment distroyed. Another well is born.

    July 19, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  24. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    What a great report by Randi-Kaye!

    Thank God so many of our scientists refused BP. Their refusals gives me continued hope regarding eithics and the truth.

    July 19, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  25. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    It's a bit shocking that the contract the expert witnesses have to sign is only 3 pages long. I guess it's succinct and to the point.

    Isn't that typical of other expert witnesses say in criminal law...years of confidentiality, not able to write or publish for some time? What a decision for the scientists to get involved or not.

    July 19, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  26. Michael NYC

    Any replacement of broken riser and flange and subsequent riser to collection at surface would have indicated the real spill rate and total oil spilled – BP after 2 days or 92 days – for the sake of avoiding fines they caused this monumental disaster ..

    Replace Flange & Broken Riser Day 2 – Disaster Avoided

    is not this a big story and true

    once again – all that was necessary was to replace flange and broken riser.

    the 12′ flange and pipe section should have been extended to surface collection.

    once again – because that would have given the accurate rate of oil leaking the right thing not done – oil keeps gushing.

    also this would not pressure BOP and well casing –

    also would not add 100+ tons on top of listing BOP –

    also would expose clearly that the “flange and broken riser pipe should of been replaced" on day 2 and this disaster avoided completely!

    Please broadcast that this disaster was avoidable – there is no media print / broadcast telling this incredible story – help

    July 19, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  27. Kenya

    Goodnight Mr. Cooper and everyone.

    July 19, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  28. lisal -canada

    so they are trying to buy all the witnesses? if that is the case then they have definitely done this before and are probably quite good at it. these guys appear to have a pretty full arsenal. except this is not a 'typical' situation for anyone, including them. i have to wonder when some of their commonly used tactics will start to backfire – the only thing that is truly constant is change...

    July 19, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  29. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Wow, BP really is covering their backsides aren't they?

    July 19, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  30. Emily

    Why is the Gov. not already on top of all of this?
    Why are many of those Top Scientists not working for the Gov.?

    July 19, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  31. Lori, CA

    Can't the government force BP to make scientific findings public?

    July 19, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  32. Sue R. Canton MI.

    @ Megan,,,Thank you for explaining the static kill to me. I kept confusing it with the top kill. I've learned so much in this past few months. To bad it was through such unfortunate circumstances.

    July 19, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  33. Brad Ohio

    @Karoline and @ Emily Yes these are absolutely huge numbers, which is why BP is hiding the truth about the flow and using dispersants all to mitigate their damages, not the damages to the people and the environment. We-the USA-have the right to force BP to allow the measurement to put that issue to rest, in everyone's best interest.

    July 19, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  34. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Emily, Karoline.....
    Right, Shame on Shirley Sherrod!!!!! That is good her to step down after her comment was wrong thing to say!

    I agree with you, Jeff Toobin is right too.

    July 19, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
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