posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 03:49 PM
The Coast Guard says BP has been forced to remove a cap that was containing some of the oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico.
Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen says an underwater robot bumped into the venting system. That sent gas rising through vent that carries warm water down to
prevent ice-like crystals from forming in the cap.
Allen says the cap has been removed and crews are checking to see if crystals have formed before putting it back on. In the meantime, a different
system is still burning oil on the surface.
Before the problem with the containment cap, it had collected about 700,000 gallons of oil in the previous 24 hours. Another 438,000 gallons was
The current worst-case estimate of what's spewing into the Gulf is about 2.5 million gallons a day.Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
It looks like another screw up. I think it's time to throw BP out on their bums and just bill them for the cost of the containment and cleanup.
According to BP's track record
, it is clear they they are entirely incapable of
controlling this situation. How much longer are we going to allow them to fumble the situation? I have a sneaky suspicion that they are trying to
save/recover as much money as possible, which is causing them to screw this whole process up. Get them out of the way already!