May 3rd, 2010
07:56 AM ET

Napolitano: U.S. battling Gulf oil spill on three fronts

The battle against a huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is being waged on three fronts, United States Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Monday.

"One is to cap the well" that is leaking the oil, she said. "Efforts to do that have not succeeded to date."

Authorities are also trying to keep the slick from reaching land, and preparing to clean it up immediately if it does make landfall, she said on CNN's "American Morning."

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  1. lasse lorentzen

    This will have much worse effect than anyone in power are aware of. see the blog i wrote about using chemical dispergent here:

    It will not only kill countless marinelives, mammals as well as birds and fish, it will kill the usd 2.5 billion fish industry, as well as the grandchildren of current human residents of dispersed oil filled areas. BP is creating a global disaster just to make things look good on the surface.

    May 4, 2010 at 3:36 am | Report abuse |
  2. James

    If you drive a car, you have no right to scream "greed". We are all part of the relentless demand for oil. Maybe we should just close down all our drilling rigs and become slaves to the middle east. We will then inhabit a beautiful "green" country but it will be owned by countries that hate us.

    May 4, 2010 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  3. Rev

    Concerns, what effect would a hurricane have on the region in the gulf?

    May 5, 2010 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  4. Tony

    We need to drill a deep hole into the seabed as close as possible to the well, insert a tactical nuke inside the hole, and detonate it. This will fuse the seabed and seal the well without any release of radiation into the water or air.

    May 7, 2010 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  5. art

    I also wanted to see if anyone had ideas about builing a huge shop vac on a tanker
    type ship, to suck the oil from the top of the water . I really don't see why not?
    I'm almost thinking about trying to do it! Any ideas?

    May 7, 2010 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Teresa

    B.P not worried about the fisherman's lively hood or their not worried about poisoning people who want to go for a swim in the Gulf Coast Nor are they worried about the Eco System they just destroyed ......... B.P if KARMA don't get you GOD will ...... Your Greed will be treated like a crime
    in my book

    May 11, 2010 at 5:53 am | Report abuse |
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