May 12, 2010 – As efforts to stop the leak and contain the spill continue to prove ineffective, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said he was sending Justice Department officials to look into possible “misfeasance or malfeasance” leading to the April 20 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that killed 11 and continues to leak 5,000 barrels of oil a day into the Gulf.
Holder, speaking on ABC’s “This Week,” added, “our primary concern at this point is try to make sure that we keep that oil offshore, that we disperse it, that we scoop it up, that we burn it, that we do all those kinds of things so that it can’t get to shore and do damage to our wetlands or damage businesses that are on the coast.”
Every option BP and Federal authorities are looking at to stop the leak is a massive undertaking that will take time: A “junk shot,” that would use a tube to shoot mud or cement into the well’s blowout preventer could take two to three weeks to engineer, and drilling a relief well that is currently underway could take weeks or even months to finish.
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