Day 43 of Gulf Oil Spill: Countdown to Pipe Cutting, New Dome

As early as today a scalpel-sharp saw studded with industrial diamonds will be lowered to a 22-inch riser in an attempt to slice off the main oil pipe so engineers can lower a dome over the spewing oil in the Gulf of Mexico. It's plan seven in BP's growing list of strategies to stop the leak, already the worst ever in the U.S. A squad of underwater robots are sawing, hacking and grappling in a pre-op for the complex underwater surgery. Once the pipe has been cut the oil will spew into the...Full Story
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