100-ton contraption lowered into Gulf in unprecedented attempt to divert massive oil spill
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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"100-ton contraption lowered into Gulf in unprecedented attempt to divert massive oil spill", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juillet 2010. Consulté le 29/11/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/100-ton-contraption-lowered-into-gulf-in-unprecedented-attempt-to-divert-massive-oil-spill