March 11th, 2010
02:29 PM ET

This is 'This Just In'

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- Mallory and Manav

soundoff (399 Responses)
  1. Arleene

    How are the most intriguing people of the day selected? Is there somewhere I can submit or nominate someone?

    April 25, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  2. Adriana

    The residents of the Gulf Coast should file a class action suit against BP for the destruction of our beautiful beaches and our loss as a result!!!!!

    April 30, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kenny H

      Didn't the conservatives limit the amount one could sue crooked, negligent corporations?

      November 19, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  3. Sonia Usih

    Here is a simple clean up solution to the oil spill within the Gulf of Mexico.

    1. Surround the perimeter with large-thick pieces of sponges attached or tied to several ropes.
    2. The oil will then be absorbed with the sponges
    3. Using ropes, which are tied to the sponges, and or machine scooper remove the sponges piece by piece and place then into large container
    4. Continue to place large-thick pieces of sponges around the perimeter until most of the oil is scooped-up and or removed

    This is a simple solution, but it will be very effective in cleaning up the oil until the ruptured oil pipe lines are contained and or stop from spilling more oil. Keep in mind that oil rise to the surface on water. Do not wait until the oil float to the sea shore. It will be more difficult to clean up after it is seeped into the sand.

    May 6, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  4. Rob

    Almost all boats have a filter that sperates oil from water. You would think we could have a filter on a larger scale that would be mounted on an oil friehgter that could pump in the oil and seperate the water and pump the filtered water back into the Gulf.

    May 7, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  5. michael nyc

    dome is not necessary and wasting time – oil floats to surface and can be pumped into tankers/barges –

    employ a floatation of existing tankers/barges starting at epicenter of shaft leak to recover (pump skim off surface oil)

    possible "stop leak" would be explosion deep in old shaft using a missile

    thank you

    Michael Gruters – former faculty physics Princeton late 60'

    p.s. the use of dispersing chemicals make surface removal impossible and poisons the sea – really stupid....

    May 8, 2010 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  6. Paul

    Let's pull out of Iraq, Afganasta, Okinawa and take over MEXICO 100% and make it a colony for our own personal gains.........

    May 16, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  7. lorraine kennedy

    very exciting, but enough with the cutesie writing already? "Gotta go now, news is breaking."

    I am looking forward to seeing your updates several times a day; I have made this my Home Page,
    since my memory is poor since my DX of Multiple Sclerosis in 2007, and I am particularly interested
    updates regarding space exploration, environmental news, human health issues, and cognitive studies.

    Go break my news,
    cutely yours, for the last time,
    Lorraine Kennedy

    May 22, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jed Davis

    Why is it that with all this so called reporting on the Gulf Oil, there is not one single report on how anyone can help. I think that it is bad enough with out all day reporting on how bad it is. IT IS TIME TO STOP!!!! TELL THE VIEWERS HOW THEY CAN HELP!!!!

    May 26, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Dammaged

    Watching the Breaking News – Sestak – You ever dump salt on a slug when you were a kid? Do these guys have mirrors in their houses? You have to love politics.

    May 28, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  10. suein wv


    June 1, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  11. planet3arth

    OK Guys here it goes; if we make a balloon out of thick, non-toxic rubber, and we send it deflated down into the oil well under the ocean's bed and then once there, we INFLATE it with air, the pressure will try and force the balloon out, therefore, clogging the hole, bec. the inflated balloon's diameter will be larger than... the diameter of the hole, so that will give them the opportunity to seal the whole thing (top kill??)...That's my idea, but I guess golf balls, human hair, broken tires and mud are better options...

    June 4, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Mark See (SW Fl.)

    Compensating the fishing and all directly related folks affected by the gulf oil spill. Even if a half million people or more in a 5 yr. wage package by BP would only cost them 2% or less of the obscene 7 billion cash they pocess. I hope Obama will enforce BP to make good on such a plan.
    Mark, S.W. Fl.

    June 8, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Michael Ostrowski

    From a degreed mechanical engineer with five patents in fluid mechanics-BP, media and Government reports on numbers and the effectiveness of the current top hat and suction to the surface are assuming that the flow rate from the well is independent from the presence of the top hat and suction to the surface vessel. The media and Government should ask that question - could it be that the well is actually flowing more from the geological formation itself because of the suction ( i.e . reduced "static hydrobaric backpressure" at that ocean depth ). ???

    June 10, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  14. Michael Ostrowski

    Dead weight solution-With 20 inch pipe diameter, above calculation suggests a dead weight requirement of 730 tons, four 12 ft x 12 ft x 60 ft RO RO containers filled with steel sscrap weigh 840 tons and should do it... don't know why Bill Nye said 2600 tons needed on his video , perhaps he was used a dome diameter much larger than 20 inches ??

    June 12, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Max Wood

    What is the latest environmental news today?:'`

    June 30, 2010 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
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