BP finally connects mile-long pipe to begin capping oil spill
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2010/05/16/9 ... z0o7t6RA3v
The tube "is fashioned from a 4-inch pipe and is inserted into the leaking riser, from which the majority of the flow is coming. While not collecting all of the leaking oil, this tool is an important step in reducing the amount of oil being released into Gulf waters," said a statement from the Deepwater Horizon Incident Joint Information Center.
Note the BP graphic that shows barely any oil "spilling". Here is the real video ...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/0 ... 69031.html
A novel but risky attempt to use a 100-ton steel-and-concrete box to cover a deepwater oil well gushing toxic crude into the Gulf of Mexico was aborted Saturday after ice crystals encased it, an ominous development as thick blobs of tar began washing up on Alabama's white sand beaches.
Here is plan B.
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-0 ... -well.html
BP calls its blowout plan “top kill.” The idea would be to block the oil from rising and direct it back into the well, Fryar said. Scientists and engineers working on the project were even considering untried methods such as injecting golf balls and other debris into the blowout preventer to gum it up, he said.