AP Exclusive: Gulf Oil Wells Lingering With Temporary Seals

Posted In News, Pollution
Jul
19

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Abandoned oil rig, Gulf of Mexico. Photo source: ©© Dave Malkoff

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In July 2010, during the BP oil spill, the AP reported that the Gulf was littered with more than 27,000 unused wells, including 14 percent left with just temporary seals.

The AP’s new analysis of federal data shows that the neglect of long-idle wells has intensified since 2010, despite the federal push after the BP accident…

Read Article, ABC News

Secrecy Shrouds Decade-Old Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico, ABC News (04-16-2015)

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