Meter Reading: Keystone Pipeline Shut Down For Days, BP Oil Back in the News and the Gulf, and More
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Waves roll onto the beach at dawn on the one-year anniversary of the BP oil spill on April 20, 2011 in Orange Beach, Alabama.
About 565,000 pounds of oiled material from Deepwater Horizon stirred up by Hurricane Isaac – “The amount of oil churned up in the month after the storm served as a springboard for members of the authority to voice open frustration with on-going issues caused by the April 2010 spill, including reports of poor shrimp harvests near Grand Isle, health impacts from the cleanup and a slow response when oil is spotted.” — New Orleans Times-Picayune
TransCanada Temporarily Halts Keystone Pipeline – “The problem was detected Wednesday on a section of the pipeline in Missouri, TransCanada said. The Canadian pipeline company didn’t provide further details, except to say the problem didn’t involve a leak. Storms in the region would most likely prevent work crews from repairing the problem until Saturday, said Michael Barnes, a company spokesman.” — Wall Street Journal
BP Says Gulf oil sheen came from equipment, not sealed well that caused massive spill – “The company said the survey determined oil probably leaked from an 86-ton steel container the company lowered over a leaking drill pipe in efforts to funnel oil to the surface. The container was one of several methods BP used in its months-long effort to contain its blown-out well.” — The Washington Post