We heard a rumor last week that there was a rupture on the casing that prevented “top kill” from working. The rupture is somewhere below the floor of the Gulf and that opening allowed the mud to escape. I have heard several references regarding other leaks throughout this ordeal. There have been some reports of oil leaking up from the saturated sea bottom.
(Read Oil Leaks From Gulf Seabed Cracks Around BP’s Well Site?).
Sen. Bill Nelson was asked about it and no real knowledge. He said that there was some mention of it during the hearings, but he didn’t know more than that.