Radio Times

Update on the BP oil catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico

July 22, 2010


A cleanup crew paid by BP working to remove oil from a beach on Elmer Island, Louisiana, last month.

A cleanup crew paid by BP working to remove oil from a beach on Elmer Island, Louisiana, last month.

Hour 1

BP has capped the well that for three months gushed hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil each day into the Gulf of Mexico. But that’s not the end of the story, not by a long shot. On today’s Radio Times, Marty will discuss the latest developments and unresolved questions arising from the April 20th explosion of BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, and the three months since. Providing an update on the latest developments will be TIME Magazine’s BRYAN WALSH. Then, The New York Times’ JOHN SCHWARTZ will discuss questions of economic impact, legal liability and the claims BP will pay out to people and businesses affected by the disaster. Then, we’ll hear from STEVEN COHEN, Executive Director of Columbia University’s Earth Institute, about what we should be focusing on in the weeks, months and years ahead.

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