Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
-- revealing today it made drill again Sunday at the scene of the world's worst oil spill.
As you might imagine that is not going over well with folks in the gulf they say BP should not make money at the spot where eleven workers died.
And an environmental nightmare began experts estimate there could be four billion dollars worth of oil in the reservoir beneath the blown out well.
And BP executives not ruling out trying to sell that oil someday.
Clearly there's a lot.
Some oil and gas here -- want to think about what to do with that at some point who we've always stated is.
The original well the well we'll have the blowout in the relief wells would be -- that's what we're doing.
Industry analysts say even if BP does abandon the site it could still make money by selling the drilling rights to another company.
As for killing the original well BP reported today it would test the cement seal it pumped in this week to make sure it's holding.
And the final step will be the so called bottom kill using a relief well later this month.
Rick Leventhal live in lake shore Mississippi where locals say there are still trying to get plenty of problems with the oil in the water -- Well what may be tied to on the water John a dramatic and disturbing fish kill.
In the Mississippi sound about ten to twelve miles offshore near cat island.
We saw -- sixty to a hundred giant red fish from thirty inches or more in length of more than thirty pounds in weight.
And thousands of smaller silver fish.
Locals call them -- also stayed -- littering the surface of the water over a two square mile area.
A local -- official who surveyed the scene suggested that.
State and federal officials are underestimating the severity of the situation.
According to the state and -- -- -- and deal law they say the seafood is safe and it.
You -- that would sort of quality taken over so many women who want to do.
This was an area that was reported to have had oil picked up last week when they were dredging in this particular area.
We don't have any direct evidence tying those dead fish to the oil but the locals are convinced that it is related -- and the locals are telling you there's oil on the bottom of the sea as well.
Right one example perhaps is this -- and -- a local fisherman gave us dead grab that appears to be coated in oil.
And also earlier out on Mississippi sound some guys dropped -- boom out in the water and and drag the bottom of the of the sound.
To show when they pulled it back up oil that has in fact they -- collected on the bottom of Mississippi sound they say that.
David finding -- of it and they don't trust the the federal officials assessment of how much oil was actually out there they also say that they wouldn't eat.
The food that they're pulling out of there the shrimp there which is the fish they say.
You wouldn't marinated steak in motor oil and people should be eating the stuff that's sitting out in the gulf either -- and more oil is turned up west of where you are.
Right we had another crew in -- -- -- bay which is west of New Orleans in fact and they saw evidence of oil spots out in the waters -- Sheen out there as well the boat motor which was churning up what appeared to be Sheen on the water and of course tar balls floating on the surface as well and I've also been told that -- some of the beaches here in Mississippi.
They're collecting as much as a thousand pounds of tar balls in a single night so.
The locals are bristling at reports that the worst is over and that and there are reports that most the spilled crude has simply disappear -- they say that they're seeing the evidence of it.
Every single day.
Rick Leventhal lake -- Mississippi thanks for.
American taxpayers picking up part of the tab for the disaster in the gulf.
Remember we own most of AIG the insurance giant reports it's already paid out more than twenty million dollars in claims.
And it expects to pay more for things like clean up costs property damage lost business and environmental destruction.
Filter by section