New Containment Cap In Place
by The Associated Press
Published: Mon, July 12, 2010 - 6:48 pm CST Last Updated: Mon, July 12, 2010 - 6:53 pm CSTNEW ORLEANS - Live underwater video shows a new cap has been placed onto the leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico, offering hope of containing the gusher for the first time since BP's deepwater rig exploded in April.
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BP officials did not immedietely comment Monday evening on the video images streamed online by the company.
The company has said the next step will be running tests to make sure there are no other leaks from the well. Tests and monitoring could last from six hours to two days.
The old cap, removed Saturday, did not have a tight fit and allowed crude to escape.
BP is drilling two relief wells so it can pump mud and cement into the leaking well for a permanent fix.
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I don't trust it. Too easy. Too fast. makes you wonder why this wasn't done in the first place.ReplyDelete
From what I see (7/13 AM on CNN-LIVE), the new cap has been removed and the well is gushing at full force! No doubt they are making some "adjustments" to the new cap before re-installing it (in due time)!ReplyDelete
PS If the new cap is in place, why is oil still spewing out at full force? Will valves on the cap be progressively closed to see if the full pressure can be contained and the flow stopped? Is this what they mean by "testing" it in the next few hours/days?ReplyDelete
So if the pressure is low that means there is additional hidden damage to the well?ReplyDelete
Mandy in Austin
I was up @ 2 am peeping CSPAN, Congressional Committees and BP. NO MENTION WHATSOEVER of the wildlife trying to live and breathe and spawn. All about profits, people who've fished the murky Gulf for years going out of business. ALL ABOUT EGO. NOTHING about what the undersea life, the birds, the turtles have to go through. ITS JUST ALL ABOUT PROFIT and PEOPLE. TOXIC POLLUTION will haunt us for generations. It's Mother Nature saying ENOUGH. It's MN saying: HERE, you WANT THIS, well HERE IT IS SUCKERS. It's MN saying: You stick me one more time, OK, this is IT!!!ReplyDelete
Please, someone explain to me why they took the 'leaking' cap off before they had the new cap ready to put on immediately? This I don't understand. Seems a leak is better than a GUSHER. Another 3 to 6 days to replace the cap? WTH?ReplyDelete
BP announced delays in starting the well cap activation. This disaster is FAR BIGGER than anyone is admitting! Like I said before, the time to get out is YESTERDAY!ReplyDelete
BP is restricted from putting out anything without government approval. What you are getting is timelines put out by the gov that are not in keeping with the actual. So, if the gov says 7 days, it's more likely a couple days. Frankly, Obama wants this thing to leak for a long time as every barrel of oil in the golf is $1100 + bucks he has to spend on the southern states. The Gov is broke, and without milking BP they have no revenue without massive borrowing. 9.5 % unemployment does not contribute tax dollars, the economy is dead in the water so no tax revs there either. BP is the golden egg for Obama.ReplyDelete
Another very real possibility is that Obama is finding out with this new cap in place, and measuring equipment installed on it, that the flow rate is probably on the low end of the estimates. They are calling a time out to deal with that when they are faced with their constant quotes of the high end. Just a possibility, not saying it's fact.
Ok....I'm confused. So much video out there, hard to know what is real. It does look too easy and if there is any truth to the rumors of the methane bubble, the casing being damaged below the sea bed, supposed appearance of cracks on the seabed leaking gas and oil; then why the hell would you plug the leak anyway....couldn't this just cause the pressure escaping from the bop to find the next easiest path of exit?ReplyDelete
Who are yu supposed to trust to get the real story....government? (lol...good one), bp? (only slightly more trustworthy than the govies), Media? (rating rating rating).
What a frikkin mess...I'll believe they stopped it when the slick stops at ground zero.
No matter what the truth is about what's happening in the Gulf, even if they eventually stop the leak or gush (God only knows if and when that will happen), enough oil and poisonous gases will have leaked into the Gulf by then to cause the shoreline region to become UNINHABITABLE for most forms of life - including human beings. The problems with increasing arsenic, methane, etc. and decreasing oxygen in the water will escalate. If the flow does not stop or even increases from fissures in the seabed, etc.,(short of a methane bubble blowing), the concentration of oil and gases will reach a level where a huge part of the Gulf is ready for hellfire (ignited by lightning strikes from Hurricanes or man-made fires burning out of control).ReplyDelete
The bottom line?
Get out while the getting is good (possible) and the entire Gulf vicinity becomes a leper colony!
The cap is in place, but they just can't seem to get it to work right... oh my... day 87 and oil is still gushing into the Gulf of Mexico.ReplyDelete
Here is my 2 cents. I suspect that the relief well drilling is really sinking a nuke charge. If something goes wrong and the charge sets off a Tsunami, they can always blame this "new cap" as starting a volcano. Otherwise, why was nobody even talking about this new cap a couple of weeks ago? Notice that the relief well drilling was halted while they are screwing around with the new cap. Looks like Showtime to me..ReplyDelete
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