August 8th, 2010
05:35 PM ET

Oil spill 'still a disaster' for parts of Gulf, Allen says

The undersea gusher in the Gulf of Mexico has been brought under control, but the worst oil spill in U.S. history will continue to be felt along the Gulf Coast for some time, Obama administration officials said Sunday.

"If you're sitting in Barataria Bay, it's still a disaster. If the folks have not come back to the panhandle of Florida, it's still a disaster," former Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the administration's point man for the disaster, told CNN's "State of the Union."


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  1. David Adrean

    Let use look mathematically of 1000s of Gallons spilled per hour times the days since the spill occurred up to now and multiply that then multiply it by 25% removed. Give me and the Gulf residents a break and to tell the truth how many oil tankers would that 25% fill and Oil Storage Tanks to hold the recovered spilled oil. REPORT THE FACTS!

    August 8, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |

      52,000 barrels a day. It's not hard to do math dude.

      Mission accomplished. Hurrah BP!!!!

      August 9, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. starfish

    Oil, tar balls, oil sheen on beaches still happening. Oil seeping under the white sand is being found. Dead fish and sealife washing up on beach. Some of which is not being reported. Popular tourist area in NW FL covered with tar balls over the weekend. Hundreds of dead fish and sealife wash up on sand in another local. This is not media hype, this is fact. Locals want chemical testing of fish, not just the smell test.

    August 10, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Princess

    What matters is what the edisprent does, not what he says.Recently he called for a ‘swift, co-ordinated and aggressive effort' to help the stricken people of Haiti.An Israeli field hospital from the other side of the world is now in place in Haiti doing a fully professional job.The fact that there is no American equivalent from much closer to home is distinctly worrying.

    March 15, 2012 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |