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July 19th, 2010
09:29 AM ET

Well testing continues; government gets BP answers on seep

CNN Wire Staff

Testing on a capped oil well in the Gulf of Mexico will continue for another day, officials said Monday, as the federal government says it has received satisfactory answers from BP regarding a seep near the well.

Thad Allen, the federal government's oil spill response director, said Monday that a federal science team and BP representatives had discussed several issues during a Sunday night conference call, including the "possible observation of methane over the well."

"During the conversation, the federal science team got the answers they were seeking and the commitment from BP to meet their monitoring and notification obligations," Allen said in a statement.

On Sunday, Allen said that testing had revealed a "seep a distance from the well." He ordered the company to notify the government if other leaks were found.

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soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Sondra

    Why did bp remove the live feeds?

    July 19, 2010 at 8:35 pm |
  2. randy j comeaux

    hopefully the seep is not a prelude to a underground blowout that would be totally uncontrollable and the oil unrecoverable until it reaches the surface

    July 19, 2010 at 10:31 am |

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