BP moves forward on Containment Dome to Stop Oil Leak
As the oil spill drifts like a malevolent spirit towards various spots on the U.S. Gulf Shore, a key objective has to be stopping the leaks that are pumping 210,000 gallons daily into the Gulf of Mexico. Racing against time, BP crews spent Monday building a containment dome that they hope will successfully stop at least one of the leaks.
BP plans to lower the 4-story, 70-ton structure into place to contain the leaking oil and then pump it to the surface. BP intended to install a shutoff valve on Monday at another leak location. Rough seas and high winds delayed that action, but BP intends to try again with the calmer weather expected later in the week.
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