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Gulf oil leak records cannot be kept secret, U.S. judge says

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A federal magistrate judge has rejected a company’s bid to preserve the confidentiality of numerous emails and reports about its failed efforts to halt a decade-old Gulf of Mexico oil leak. The documents could be evidence in a lawsuit that environmental groups filed against Taylor Energy Co., which owned a platform that toppled during Hurricane Ivan in 2004. An Associated Press investigation recently revealed evidence that the leak at the site of the toppled platform is worse than Taylor or…

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Not so crazy? Reuters probes idea of nuking BP oil well

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His face wracked by age and his voice rasping after decades of chain-smoking coarse tobacco, the former long-time Russian minister of nuclear energy and veteran Soviet physicist Viktor Mikhailov knows just how to fix BP’s oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. “A nuclear explosion over the leak,” he says nonchalantly puffing a cigarette as he sits in a conference room at the Institute of Strategic Stability, where he is a director. “I don’t know what BP is waiting for, they…

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Report: BP will plug Gulf of Mexico oil leak in two weeks

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According to several reports, the devastating BP oil leak could be contained a fortnight ahead of schedule, it was claimed yesterday. Engineers said the gushing well in the Gulf of Mexico might be shut off in two weeks. Hundreds of people – including a furious Charlie Crist – had earlier joined hands on an oil-stained beach to demonstrate against offshore drilling. Official estimates say that between 35,000 to 60,000 barrels of oil a day are leaking into the gulf. BP…

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New beer to help fund bird rehab

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Tampa Bay Brewing Company and Florida Aquarium will be serving up a specially brewed beer on Friday to help the rehabilitation efforts for marine life affected by the oil leak along the Gulf coast. The owners of Tampa Bay Brewing Company will launch the new beer, named New Horizon (to reflect the changing Gulf waters as a result of the Deepwater Horizon tragedy), at an event at 5 p.m. Friday. Two dollars from every New Horizon sold will be donated…

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