Seep Found

July 18, 2010 - 10:10pm


Associated Press Writers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal official says scientists are concerned about a seep and possible methane 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 been made yet. The official is familiar with the spill oversight but would not clarify what is seeping near the well. The official says BP is not complying with the government's demand for more monitoring.

Posted at 11:09 PM on July 18, 2010.