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Press Release



Joint Statement From Secretary Salazar And Secretary Napolitano On The Ongoing Efforts To Contain The Oil Leaking In The Gulf Of Mexico



05/16/2010


Contact: Kendra Barkoff, DOI (202) 208-6416
Clark Stevens, DHS, (202) 282-8010


WASHINGTON, DC –Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today issued the following joint statement regarding the ongoing response to the BP oil spill:

“Today, BP attempted another test to contain some of the oil leaking from the riser. This technique is not a solution to the problem, and it is not yet clear how successful it may be. We are closely monitoring BP’s test with the hope that it will contain some of the oil, but at the same time, federal scientists are continuing to provide oversight and expertise to BP as they move forward with other strategies to contain the spill and stop the flow of oil. We will not rest until BP permanently seals the wellhead, the spill is cleaned up, and the communities and natural resources of the Gulf Coast are restored and made whole.”

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