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posted on May, 4 2010 @ 09:20 PM
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A giant iron funnel being built in a bid to halt the huge spill from a Gulf of Mexico well will be deployed to the seabed on Thursday, BP says.
The 98-tonne, dome-topped box being built by steel workers will be connected to a drill ship and lowered to the sea floor.
BP has never deployed such a structure at a depth of 5,000ft (1,500 metres) and difficulties may occur, it says.
"There's no guarantees," BP boss Tony Hayward told AP news agency.
"We'll undoubtedly encounter some issues as we go through that process.
"But if that was a good outcome, then you would have the principal leak contained by the early part of next week," Mr Hayward said.
BP has accepted it is "absolutely responsible" for cleaning up the spill caused by a blast on a drilling rig.
Its shares have plunged more than 15% since the 22 April explosion.
It is estimated that the clean-up could cost BP up to $15bn (£10bn).
BP insists that the rig's contractor, Transocean, was to blame for the accident but, under US law, it has to bear the cost of the clean-up as the operator of the oilfield.
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posted on May, 4 2010 @ 09:35 PM
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posted on May, 4 2010 @ 09:52 PM
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This might work. Maybe the dome will shut off the leak. It is worth a try. We guess much of the planet will be watching.

Good luck!



posted on May, 4 2010 @ 10:20 PM
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100 lbs per sq in of force exerted by oil (guess) x 144 sq in x 20 ft x 20ft size of box = 5 760 000 lbs of force

100 tons x 2000 lbs = 200 000 lbs. = weight of dome, however weight is less in water?

if you have operated a hydraulic jack then you understand the force of the oil spread out over a large area increases the force of lift.

It would seem the force of the oil will lift the structure. Unless all the oil escapes out the hole at the top but then it has to push a tube of oil one mile long to the surface.

I could be right, I could be wrong.

[edit on 4-5-2010 by RRokkyy]

[edit on 4-5-2010 by RRokkyy]



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 07:12 AM
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You have a point but if it does work how long will it work for I mean they have to be seen trying to do something



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