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Secretary Salazar and Secretary Chu to Meet with Scientists and Engineers at BP Houston Command Center

May 11, 2010 - 12:00am

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HOUSTON - The U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu are scheduled to meet with scientists and engineers from both industry and the federal government at the BP Command Center in Houston. Media availability will be held immediately following the meeting.

On May 7, 2010, Secretary Salazar dispatched Dr. Marcia McNutt, the director of the U.S. Geological Survey, to the BP Command Center in Houston to help coordinate the joint efforts of federal scientists who are working with BP engineers to address several technological challenges and approaches to securing the damaged well head, stopping the leak and minimizing impacts from the spill. Yesterday, President Obama asked Secretary Chu to lead a team of top administration officials and government scientists to Houston for an extensive dialogue with BP officials to continue to aggressively pursue potential solutions. Department of Energy scientists from the National Laboratories have also been working closely with staff at the operations center for approximately 10 days.

 

Who: Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar Secretary of Energy Steven Chu
What: Media Availability to discuss ongoing efforts to mitigate the oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon Response
When: 11:00 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Where: BP Command Center 200 Westlake Park Blvd Houston, TX 77079
Media: The media availability is open to all credentialed news media.

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