July 27th, 2010
09:14 PM ET

'Task before us is very clear,' oil crisis response chief says

CNN Wire Staff

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"The task that's laid out before us is very clear right now," the man in charge of the federal Gulf of Mexico oil crisis response said Tuesday.

"We have absolute priorities," retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said, "on killing the well, maintaining the recovery, making sure the oil is all removed and making sure the beaches are cleaned up and that the commitment by BP to the people is met."

Crews are back on track to permanently shut down BP's once-gushing wellhead in the next few weeks, if setbacks are avoided and weather permits.

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  1. J.V.Hodgson

    Yes it is, and if all bloggers clicked on keep reading in various blogs they would know BP and Allens agreed timetable for the top and bottom kill weather permitting and based on Thad Allens final approval and authority.
    Also, in the keep reading to this blog some facts are here that have not emerged in other AC 360 coverage to my knowledge:
    1) The 8,000 bpd Q4000 recovered was partially reported) so at the flow rate BP reported of 53,000bpd to Markey 6th of June ( AC 360 constantly used worst case) 60,000 bpd = actually a net spill net 45,000bpd.
    2) Then in the keep reading here skimming/ suction vessels were recovering 25,000 bpd on top most of the time,plus what nungesser et al were doing inshore in the marshes. If you ask the question as was done today where did the oil go? You have to report those facts for truth and perspective. Or as AC 360 says keeping them honest.
    3) Beach cleaning has not been criticised as its done OK and regularly it seems.
    4) Bio degredation wave dispersal has only been briefly mentioned, but in the previous deepwater well gulf spill off Mexico was a documented significant player in the recovery of the natural environment and fisheries in particular.

    July 28, 2010 at 4:00 am |