posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 12:48 PM
Good idea, so star and flag. The last attempt to cap it failed, but its hardly surprising if it was just a cap, without any oil-pressure relief
Your oil, collection, cap could probably consist of little more than some “builders plastic sheets” (polythene) soldered up, and weighted down.
You’d also need half a kilometre of piping (at the sheets collection point) but this pipe could probably be mains-supply, plastic, gas piping (so
already in stock somewhere in US).
Being plastic this would have a tendency to float, which is good as you only need a few strategically placed weights, plastic strings, & metal anchors
to stabilise the whole thing.
Alternatively (if it didn’t float enough) then just attaching e.g. polystyrene to the pipes would ensure they were stable.
Given all materials are in stock, I doubt it’d take more than 4 days to set up. Only problem is I suspect people are still getting rich
from reverse trading, BP shares & bonds.