The first testing of the cap on BP’s Gulf of Mexico drill site has apparently stopped the gusher. It’s the first time since the stricken Deepwater Horizon sank in April that no oil is pouring into the Gulf. But many scientists say the effects could last for years. Steve Newborn reports[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/4effects.mp3]
Florida Gov. Rick Scott said for the first time Monday that he supports having the state acquire thousands of acres to build a reservoir system south of Lake Okeechobee to help battle toxic algal blooms.