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Gulf Oil Cap Back On After Being Removed Due to Robot Blunder WTF?

by , 06/24/10
filed under: Water Issues

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It’s back on! Yesterday, we learned (in what now seems more and more like a sad, sad comedy) that an underwater robot bumping into a vent at the Deepwater Horizon site in the Gulf forced BP to remove the cap that’s been containing a portion of the spillage – meaning that oil was gushing out unhindered for hours. Luckily, the latest news this morning is that the cap is finally back on. You can’t make this kind of stuff up…

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Late last night, the crew handling the spill positioned the cap back in place using remote-controlled submarines. The cap had been off for much of the day, allowing up to 104,000 gallons per hour of black oil to gush into the Gulf.

The ship’s logistics coordinator, who asked not to be identified by name, told AP that the oil siphoning system was up and running but that it would take some time for it to “get ramped back up.” Bob Dudley, who was chosen by BP to be the new point man for the crisis said, “It’s a setback, and now we will go back into operation and show how this technology can work.”

+ Check out the rest of our coverage of the Gulf Oil Spill

Via Huffington Post

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  1. al hallock June 24, 2010 at 11:43 am

    As a Drilling Company consultant for 30 yrs. I can stop the gusher and could have 60 days ago within 48 hrs ” All Leaks Stopped ” but like most no-one will listen. to us “Small People”
    This is free to you No Charge. ! my current rates do run $300 per minute..! but I will submit me tech info to stop the Gusher.,
    2- Coil tubing units insert 1st as far as it will go pump liquid nitrogen build a freeze plug. insert 2nd as close to freeze plug and pump cement plug. 25 yrs ago ALL wells used liquid nitrogen to cement plug. it just became more cost effecient to not use liquid nitrogen. I have tried to contact All invovled from w/h la.gov. Bp uscg. Halliburton. Fox nbc Cnn.all give thanks and zip.? Call me Owner of Drillers Inc. 405-538-7614 sincerely Al

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