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May 11th, 2010
07:00 AM ET

BP keeping cap on hours of oil leak video

(CNN) – More than three weeks after the oil rig exploded about 50 miles off the southeast coast of Louisiana, we are getting our very first look at the actual source of the leak – 5,000 feet underwater.

Critics are blasting BP for being able to contain the flow of information much better than the leak. Our Ed Lavandera takes a closer look at the criticism.

Filed under: Gulf Oil Spill • U.S.
soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. nancy

    I guess I'm either stupid or naive ~~ I do not understand WTH safety precautions weren't in place for such an emergency? That oil is just spewing at will. What happened to that "dome" thing that was the cure all?

    May 11, 2010 at 11:16 am |
  2. Howard

    Lets stop the soap opera. The leak is just a symptom of the strangle hold big oil has on the world, drilling ever deeper in more dangerous areas to get what's left of the oil. How many times are we going to get smacked in the face until we realize we need to change our energy policy. How many leaks and tankers running amok is it going to take for a wake up call? So more wildlife will die and more beaches will be ruined so 1% of the population can become the richest of all.

    May 11, 2010 at 9:25 am |