Here’s some positive news on the BP oil spill. Apparently, the blow-out preventer was successfully cut and capped, slowing down the massive deluge of oil into the gulf (for the moment at least). This is also coming after several failed attempts to stop the leak. While it’s not a 100% fix, it’s a step in the right direction. Additionally, the Live Video Feed from the ROV of the gushing oil has also been terminated. I have no idea if this is temporary.
Here’s an excerpt from a press release on BP’s Website:
Release date: 04 June 2010
BP announced today that oil and gas is being received onboard the Discoverer Enterprise following the successful placement of a containment cap on top of the Deepwater Horizon’s failed blow-out preventer (BOP). This follows the cutting and removal of the riser pipe from the top of the BOP’s lower marine riser package (LMRP).