Seep Detected Near Ruptured Well

By Swatilekha Paul, Gaea News Network
Monday, July 19, 2010

NEW ORLEANS ( The initiative to cap the ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico by the London-based oil giants BP suffered a major setback as a seep has been detected near the ruptured well. The leakage that has been detected has raised concerns about how far the cap recently installed by the oil company has been successful in checking the oil spill. In the wake of the seepage of the oil from the busted well, United States government have demanded that the oil company beef up its monitoring of the ocean floor.

The fact that a seep has been detected at a distance from the well was announced by Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen on Sunday. At the same time, Thad Allen also declared that he has written a letter to the Chief Managing Director of the oil giant Bob Dudley in which he had demanded that BP should probe the current situation quickly and notify the government about the findings of the government in less then four hours.

Earlier today, the federal government oil spill response director revealed that U.S, government had received satisfactory answers from BP about the seep that had been identified near the well. Moreover, it has been reported that the testing procedure on the capped oil well is likely to continue unabated for another day. A statement that was released by Thad Allen on Monday highlighted that the federal science teams had received the answers that they were seeking from the BP officials after a late-night conference call was help to discuss the matter.

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