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100-ton contraption lowered into Gulf in unprecedented attempt to divert massive oil spill

The Chicago Tribune, 6 May 2010
Publié le : 7 mai 2010
 Harry Weber and Tamara Lush 
"ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) Workers eased a giant concrete-and-steel box into the Gulf of Mexico late Thursday, starting the long process of lowering the contraption over the blown-out oil well at the bottom of the sea in an untested bid to capture most of the gushing crude and avert a wider environmental disaster. "The 100-ton containment vessel is designed to collect as much as 85 percent of the oil spewing into the Gulf and funnel it up to a tanker. It could take several hours to lower it into place, after which a steel pipe will be installed between the top of the box and the tanker." Read on...
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