News

Scientists Collect Water Near Blown Well

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

453641528 10 Scientists Collect Water Near Blown WellAdorbale Baby Animals To Put A Smile On Your Face

christmas on kluv dl Scientists Collect Water Near Blown WellListen To Christmas Music

176461204 10 Scientists Collect Water Near Blown WellWomen With Santa

 alt=Musicians Then And Now II

452359780 10 Scientists Collect Water Near Blown WellMissing Summer?

sx Scientists Collect Water Near Blown Well Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - Scientists are trying to figure out if a gas well that blew wild last week off the Louisiana coast is polluting the Gulf of Mexico.

The researchers gathered water samples about five miles from the rig Saturday. That’s as close as Coast Guard officials allowed them to get. They also released long cylinders that will drift with the current, tracking the likely path of any contamination. The “drifters” have global positioning devices and transmitters.

As the researchers worked, federal and private vessels could be seen coming and going from the site.

Regulators say natural gas detectors and high-capacity water hoses were being installed Sunday on the rig that caught fire last week. Another rig was being readied to dig a relief well for a permanent plug.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Also Check Out:

MOST VIEWED GALLERIES