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BP's Bob Dudley Responds to Viewers' Questions in Online PBS Interview





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PBS Newshour's Ray Suarez interviewed BP's chief of Gulf Coast restoration Bob Dudley with questions and video sent in via YouTube from around America. In one piece of news from the interview, Dudley said the company is exploring "at least two options to divert the flow" of oil if the relief wells fail to kill the blown-out well.
Calling the well polluting the Gulf of Mexico "just a very unusual problem," Dudley said the company's first relief well is now being drilled down vertically parallel to the blown-out well and must go another 600 feet before casing is added and another kill attempt is made.
In answer to one submitted question, Dudley referred to the dispersant being deployed as "toxic as dish soap," but then qualified that with the historic volumes of oil mixed with dispersant coming from the blown well they did not know the actual impact. Continued...




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