After 1st effort to siphon gulf oil leak fails, BP considers using smaller containment box
Harry Weber and Ray Henry"ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) A day after icy slush clogged the massive box they hoped would contain an out-of-control oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico, BP officials on Sunday said they may try again this time with a smaller box. "They also were considering several other options to stop the daily rush of at least 200,000 gallons of crude, which began washing up on beaches in thick blobs over the weekend. "With crippled equipment littering the ocean floor, oil company engineers scrambled to devise a fresh method to cap the ruptured well. Their previous best hope for containing the leak quickly, a four-story containment box, became encrusted with deep-sea crystals Saturday and had to be cast aside." Read on...
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"After 1st effort to siphon gulf oil leak fails, BP considers using smaller containment box", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2010. Consulté le 05/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/after-1st-effort-to-siphon-gulf-oil-leak-fails-bp-considers-using-smaller-containment-box