July 29th, 2010
11:25 AM ET

What lies ahead after oil spill is sealed?

Two weeks after the ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico was capped and stopped leaking, the man overseeing the federal response to the disaster will meet New Orleans-area parish presidents to outline plans for after the well is permanently sealed.

Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen is optimistic that steps planned for the coming days will finally, permanently seal the well.

"The relief well, while it is deep, is something that has been done
before," Allen said. "The technologies involved here are not novel, but
obviously, the depth is a challenge here. But we are optimistic we will get this done."

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  1. Frank Hummel

    I would like to point out to members of the general public who may not have thought about the whole subject that in addition to all the OIL spilled into the Gulf that everyone SEES and about which most are explicitly CONCERNED, there is ANOTHER WHOLE DIMENSION to this whole debacle about which most people are NOT thinking. I am referring to the tremendous amount of METHANE that has ALSO been released.

    METHANE (CH4) IS A SERIOUS GREENHOUSE GAS! And it is NOT water soluble - so unless the dispersants by any chance do something to ameliorate it, IT MUST ULTIMATELY BUBBLE ON UP AND GO OFF INTO THE AIR, where it is WORSE even than the CO2 about which so many folks are concerned!

    I hope that folks will factor THIS "incidental" item too into their thinking about the whole subject!

    July 29, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • BreakingNewsBlog.us

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      July 29, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
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      July 29, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
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    July 29, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |