Thad W. Allen

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  • U.S. OKs BP's new cap to stem oil flow

    The federal government gave BP the green light Wednesday to try choking off the Gulf of Mexico oil gusher with an untested metal cap after a daylong delay to satisfy worries about whether the project might make the leak worse.


  • Vessels monitor oil burning near the Deepwater Horizon spill on Tuesday. BP officials placed a containment cap over the leak, hoping the oil flow will slow, and said BP will begin gradual tests to see if the cap can stop oil from spewing into the sea. (Associated Press)

    BP: Cap ready for slow tests of strength

    With a tight new cap installed on its leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico, BP on Tuesday prepared to begin gradual tests to determine whether the device can stop oil from pouring into the sea for the first time in nearly three months.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Adm. Allen should have taken oil-spill aid

    As I watch the Gulf oil-spill fiasco continue to unfold, Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen seems to be getting a pass from the media ("Tropical weather is new reason to worry in Gulf," Web, News, June 26).


  • Beachwalkers check the oil stained shore in Gulf Shores, Ala., Friday, June 25, 2010. Oil cleanup crews are working day and night to keep the beaches as clean as possible despite the oil coming ashore from the Deepwater Horizon disaster. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

    Tropical weather is new reason to worry in Gulf

    The logistics of containing the oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico are mind-boggling even in ideal conditions. Add a tropical storm like the one swirling in the Caribbean and things get even more complicated.


  • This image from video provided by BP PLC early Wednesday, June 23, 2010, shows oil gushing from the broken wellhead, at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. The logistics coordinator onboard the ship that's been siphoning oil from the well tells the Associated Press that a cap on top has been reattached and is again capturing some of the crude. (AP Photo/BP PLC) NO SALES

    Cap back after robot nudge stalls oil collection

    A cap was back in place on BP's broken oil well after a deep-sea blunder forced crews to temporarily remove what has been the most effective method so far for containing some of the massive Gulf of Mexico spill.


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