April 29, 2010

Robot Subs Fail to Stop Oil Rig Leakage

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BP has been using 4 submarines with robotic arms to try to stop that oil spill off the Louisiana coast. The arms were attempting to activate a blowout preventer on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. Obviously, it hasn't worked so far as the vessel is still pumping out 5,000 barrels a day and covers 1,800 square miles. Another leak has been found while the Coast Guard has been trying to use controlled burns to contain the spill. Booms, skimmers and chemical dispersants are also being used in an effort to prevent the oil from reaching land possibly by tomorrow.

Via World Correspondents

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at April 29, 2010 9:10 PM
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