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BBC News – Stopping the oil – an interactive guide

21 Jun

 

The cost of cleaning up the oil spillage in the Gulf of Mexico now runs into billions of dollars, according to BP estimates. The company has tried a number of methods to shut down the leak from the damaged oil well – often innovating as subsequent attempts have failed. Although some of the methods have been tried and tested at incidents elsewhere in the world, they have not been carried out at such great depth as the Deepwater Horizon leak – 5,000 feet (1.5km) below the surface.

 
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Posted by on June 21, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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