BP Tests Cap That Might Stop Gushing Crude

Deep-sea robots aim to attach a tighter cap that could stop crude from gushing into the Gulf of Mexico.


It looks like BP may have found a cure for the cancer that is the BP oil spill, the worst oil disaster in the history of the nation. BP is using deep-sea robots to place a tighter fitting cap on the gushing crude in an effort to finally get it to stop. The 18-foot-high, 150,000-pound metal cap should be attached on Monday, but BP will have to test and monitor the equipment for two days to see if it can contain the nation's worst offshore oil spill. Late Monday afternoon, the cap was being lowered into place and was just 40 feet away from the top of the well. Even if it works, which we hope it does, surely the fallout will continue for many decades to come.

Read more at Yahoo News.

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