May 11, 2010 – As the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig disaster continues to unfold in the Gulf of Mexico, efforts by BP & federal authorities to stem the flow and control damage to sensitive wetlands continues.
In an attempt to secure beaches and marshlands from contamination by waves of sludge and tar, National Guard helicopters dropped sandbags onto the shores of Grand Isle, LA yesterday while inland workers pumped freshwater from the Mississippi into the marshes to repel the oily seawater from washing up on shore.
Harsh seas have hampered efforts to skim oil and perform controlled burns, and this week’s forecasts predict that winds will push the oil slick even further westward.
As BP scrambles to make its next move in dealing with the disaster, the company announced tentative plans to drop another smaller containment box onto the source of the leak, and try stuffing the well pipe with debris in an attempt to stop the flow. To date, BP says it has spent more than $350 million on the cleanup effort.
Meanwhile, congressional hearings begin today in Washington with BP, Transocean, and Haliburton officials expected to provide testimony about the accident.
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