What a real downer folks! The AP has the story via the Sun Herald:
A federal official said Sunday that scientists are concerned about a seep and possible methane seen near BP’s busted oil well in the Gulf of Mexico.
Both could be signs there are leaks in the well that’s been capped off for three days.
The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because an announcement about the next steps had not yet been made.
It gets worse though because BP continually thumbs it’s nose at the federal government, which seems more than content to let BP do as they please as we continue:
The official is familiar with the spill oversight but would not clarify what is seeping near the well. The official said BP is not complying with the government’s demand for more monitoring. BP spokesman Mark Salt declined to comment on the allegation, but said “we continue to work very closely with all government scientists on this.”
The relief wells are an iffy proposition too folks. This latest turn of events is terrible news.