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May 27th, 2010
08:00 AM ET

Shrimpers say oil spill will forever change business

(CNN) – Our Kiran Chetry is in Grand Isle, Louisiana where she had the chance to head out on the water to see first-hand what is going on. She talked to a shrimper who says the Gulf Coast oil spill has forever changed his business.


Filed under: Environment • Gulf Oil Spill
May 27th, 2010
07:00 AM ET

Impact of oil slick on marine life is devastating

(CNN) – We still don't know whether BP's "top kill" operation will be able to cap the gushing oil well at the bottom of the ocean, but it's perfectly clear that vast stretches of the Louisiana coast are covered in heavy crude. Our Rob Marciano went out on a boat for a first-hand look at the impact on sea life and what he saw was devastating.


Filed under: Environment • Gulf Oil Spill
May 27th, 2010
05:54 AM ET

LIVE Blog: Chat with us during the show

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BP officials may know by Thursday afternoon whether the oil company's latest attempt to cap the runaway leak in the Gulf of Mexico is yielding results.

BP officials may know by Thursday afternoon whether the oil company's latest attempt to cap the runaway leak in the Gulf of Mexico is yielding results.

BP in wait-and-see mode with 'top kill' procedure

(CNN) – We're live this morning from Grand Isle, Louisiana where we're watching and waiting for word of whether or not the risky effort worked to kill the well spewing millions of gallons of oil.

BP officials may know by Thursday afternoon whether the oil company's latest attempt to cap the runaway leak in the Gulf of Mexico is yielding results.

"I think we just need to take the next 24 hours and actually see what the results are," said BP Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles from Robert, Louisiana.

The operation, known as a "top kill," that began Wednesday afternoon was going according to plan, he said, with drilling mud being applied to the well at a rate of up to 65 barrels per minute.

Coast Guard Rear Admiral Mary Landry, the federal on-scene coordinator, was equally reluctant to draw conclusions.

"While we're very encouraged by some aspects of this procedure, I don't want to express optimism until I know for sure that we've secured the well and the leak has stopped," she told reporters. Read more

CNN.com Live: Underwater view of top kill procedure

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