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May 9th, 2010
08:31 AM ET

"The beaches are still white"

With reports of oil reaching some shorelines along the Gulf of Mexico, fisherman and charter boat operators say they are already suffering. One skipper is encouraging people to come fish on the Mississippi coast.

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  1. john doe

    Is this correct, fish on the delta!!! HMMM, I'm pretty sure that "BP" has taken enough wildlife!!! Leave the fish where they are!!! USA is the way!!!

    May 9, 2010 at 8:42 am |
  2. dave

    Days ago in the emergency they could have capped it but wanted to engineer it to extract oil. They should have capped it and drilled a new and fresh line. The safeguards blew out of the old line yes? What a mess!

    May 9, 2010 at 2:17 pm |
  3. Susan

    Has anyone commented on the fact that Sweden has volunteered to send ships to help with the clean-up of the gulf oil spill and they are still waiting for a response from the US? This was reported in the NY Times on Sunday. It will take weeks to get the ships here..........what are we waiting for?

    May 9, 2010 at 3:54 pm |
  4. Karen Friedman

    I'm no expert in anything related to the oil spill. However, my husband suggested this: Why couldn't they spray liquid nitrogen on the oil which would freeze it. Then they could chunk it up and remove it while frozen?

    May 9, 2010 at 7:45 pm |
  5. Hugh

    It was just a year ago that there was a shortage of gas and oil prices spiked. Now that there is proof that there was no shortage as seen in the Gulf of Mexico what do the oil companies have to say about the outragous prices they charged? With all the oil in the Gulf I don'y understand why prices are creeping up again, is that to help foot the bill for their clean up? Just a couple of thoughts.

    May 9, 2010 at 9:15 pm |
  6. Jeff

    I am know expert when it comes to oil spills but I would think that the folks in charge of problem would have considered a method of creating suction, This is how I vision it: Go get a large suction pump attach a hose to the end of the capping dome and start the suction as the dome is being lowered to the area of the oil leak. This will create even more suction as sea water will be pouring out the other end. Once the dome is in position and the suction has already been created this would help to elemate the hydrozied crystals and reduce the presure build up. Will suction not work in 5,000 feet of water? It my be worth a try. Concerned fisherman from Piscataway NJ.

    May 10, 2010 at 12:23 pm |
  7. Smith in Oregon

    Much of the Gulf of Mexico is now heavily contaminated with a great deal of the heavy crude Oil beneath the surface. It is entirely likely the next Hurricane that hits that region is going to push heavily contaminated carcinogenic Petrol-Chemicals far inland contaminating lakes, estuary's, and fresh water supply's to many metro-city areas spanning some 5 States in the Gulf of Mexico Region.

    'The beaches are still white' sounds very much like a floated BP PR team of morass.

    May 10, 2010 at 1:26 pm |
  8. joe Redner

    Why don't they drill 3 or 4 hundred ft.,next to the leaking pipe,drop in some explosives, blow up the pipe and let mother earth stop the leak.

    May 10, 2010 at 8:02 pm |
  9. Angela

    While there will be many legitimate claims against the companies involved in the oil spill, there will, I feel sure, be the usual fellonious ones.
    Seeing the oil rig contractor with his lawyer on the news programs today, I am wondering what claim he may have, as to my knowledge these men are paid enormous salaries because of the risks they undertake on these platforms. Aren't they required to sign contracts acknowledging this risk when they are employed?
    I have not heard anyone ask this question yet!

    May 11, 2010 at 11:42 am |
  10. donna church

    I do not understand how we can put spaceships on other planets ,have a huge navy and scientist and cant plug that hole ???To heck with BP!Send them the bill but stop the gulf from being a big oil puddle now!

    May 11, 2010 at 10:13 pm |