US film on Gulf oil spill in pipeline – YAHOO!

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – A US film company is to make a movie about last year’s oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, based on a New York Times article about events leading up to the explosion. Summit Entertainment and Participant Media, along with …
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Mardi Gras partiers highlight the Gulf oil spill – KTVB

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The skies over New Orleans have been gray today, with the threat of rain, but that hasn’t dampened the spirits for Mardi Gras. Revelers wearing costumes that lampooned current events can be seen along Bourbon Street. The oil spill is a …
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Justice Department sets up task force on Gulf oil spill investigation – Brandon Sun

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Justice Department is creating a unified task force to investigate last year’s massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill so federal investigators from different agencies can co-ordinate overlapping work. The department disclosed the decision …
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Exxon says Gulf oil spill response system ready – Reuters India

HOUSTON (Reuters) – A rapid-response system of ships and deepwater equipment designed to stop or contain a future oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is ready for use, an Exxon Mobil Corp executive said on Thursday. Clay Vaughn, vice president of deepwater …
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Gulf Oil Spill Update: Scientist Finds Gulf Bottom Still Oily, Dead – Huffingtonpost.com

WASHINGTON — Oil from the BP spill remains stuck on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, according to a top scientist’s video and slides that she says demonstrate the oil isn’t degrading as hoped and has decimated life on parts of the sea floor. That report …
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More testing sought for device that failed to stop Gulf oil spill – Daily Oklahoman

NEW ORLEANS — There may have been a fundamental safety design problem with the pods controlling the massive device that failed to stop the Gulf oil spill, federal investigators said Friday as they asked that more testing be done to confirm that. The U.S …
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Gulf oil spill claims czar ramping up final payment offers to victims, but few takers so far – Minneapolis Star Tribune

NEW ORLEANS – Records show that in the last two weeks more than 8,100 people and businesses have been offered final payments from BP’s oil spill compensation fund, but few have accepted so far. Gulf Coast Claims Facility data show that only about 2.5 …
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High schoolers to simulate Gulf oil spill robotics challenges – Journal Times

MILWAUKEE — Local students will compete in a robotics challenge Sunday that simulates the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. During Wisconsin’s second annual Remotely Operated Vehicle competition, student teams from Waterford High School and The Prairie …
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