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Feds: Oil Cap Can Stay Closed Despite Seep

Dispute on monitoring settled after testy letter from Thad Allen

(Newser) - The federal government said this morning BP can keep the cap shut tight on its busted Gulf of Mexico oil well for another day despite a seep in the sea floor after the company promised to watch closely for signs of new leaks underground, settling for the moment a rift... More »

Feds Alarmed by Gulf Seepage

Fears that capped oil may be leaking out elsewhere

(Newser) - The new discovery of seepage near the plugged BP well has alarmed federal officials who have warned the company to rigorously monitor the seabed. BP must be prepared to reopen the well immediately if scientists find evidence of spin-off leakage near the oil cap, according to a testy official apparently... More »

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