On Wednesday, two people were reportedly killed in accidents while working in the Gulf of Mexico cleanup effort, and the containment cap that had incrementally improved the oil spill situation had to be removed after a run-in with a robot sub. Oh, and oil globs began washing ashore in Pensacola, Fla., as locals had been dreading for weeks. —KA
Oil from the BP oil spill disaster is spewing again into the Gulf of Mexico at nearly full force after a venting system connected the so-called containment cap over the blown-out wellhead was damaged in an accident with a robot sub, said Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the commander in charge of the government’s effort to control the 65-day-old spill.
Separately, Allen said two cleanup workers have died in unrelated accidents in the Gulf, the first deaths reported since 11 people died in when Deepwater Horizon drilling rig burned and began the crisis in April.