posted on May, 5 2010 @ 08:05 AM
This just broke, so there is very little info so far, but they are very clear that 1 leak has been capped and it WILL NOT REDUCE OIL FLOW. I will
speculate that they capped the smallest leak, and although it won't slow the flow it is definatly a step in the right direction. Let's hope they can
cap the other 2.
(visit the link for the full news article)
The Coast Guard says BP PLC has managed to cap one of three leaks at a deepwater oil well, but the work is not expected to reduce the overall flow
of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley says the work Tuesday night should reduce the number of leak points that need to be fixed on the
ocean floor. BP officials have said that fewer leaks will make it easier to drop a containment box on the breach.
So, this is not the containment dome we have heard about.
Smallest leak on damaged oil well capped, BP exec says
John Curry, director of external affairs for BP, said the leak that was capped was the smallest of the three leaks. Curry said the pipe was cut
off and sealed with a slip valve.
[edit on 5-5-2010 by MysterE]