BP to 'Scaleback' Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Cleanup
Bob Dudley, the head of BP's Gulf of Mexico oil leak response team and incoming CEO, has declared the time has come for the company to "scaleback" its cleanup efforts.
Since the oil leak was successfully capped two weeks ago very little oil has been found on the surface leaving less work for oil skimmers to do in the water and land crews to do on beaches.
Dudley said it is time to consolidate the cleanup which has included tens of thousands of people: "You probably don't need to see people in hazmat suits on [beaches without oil]." He was quick to reiterate that this is not a pullback, the company is completely committed to cleaning up the oil and restoring the Gulf of Mexico.
Additionally, it was announced that debris located in the relief well has delayed BP's effort to permanently plug the oil leak. The debris is expected to be removed in the next day and half, pushing back the permanent plug, also known as a static kill, of the busted pipe to Tuesday.
Read the full story at the Huffington Post: Gulf Oil Spill: BP Says Time For 'Scaleback' Of Cleanup Efforts
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