Setback in Spill Containment As Seepage Is Detected in Gulf


Just when a potential end to the disaster seemed in sight, some pesky seepage has gotten in the way. The U.S. government said Sunday that seepage was detected at the bottom of the Gulf, which means there could be oil leaking from the seabed once again. U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen has informed BP in a letter that the seepage was discovered near the oil well, in addition to “undetermined anomalies at the well head.” If the well leak is confirmed, the cap would most likely be reopened to prevent the situation from becoming even worse, meaning oil would steadily flow into the ocean once again. Sigh. [Reuters]