BP Builds Containment Boxes to Place Over Spill

By: Ray Henry / Associated Press Writer
By: Ray Henry / Associated Press Writer

BP PLC will place huge containment boxes over the well as the next available short-term strategy in fighting the Gulf oil spill.

BP spokesman Steve Rinehart said Sunday Wild Well Control is building three rectangular boxes that can be lowered onto each of the three leaks. The work is being conducted in Port Fourchon, La.

The concrete-and-steel chambers could be in place at the leak site in six to eight days.

Crews have had little success stemming the flow from the ruptured well on the sea floor off Louisiana or removing oil from the surface by skimming it, burning it or dispersing it with chemicals. The blowout preventer typically activates after a blast or other event to cut off any oil that may spill. But Rinehart says the preventer failed.

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  • by SLC Location: PCB on May 3, 2010 at 11:21 AM
    I don't live in PCB but, PCB beachfront homeowners can't have lighting due to the confusion of the turtles, but yet THESE BP NIMRODS can pump oil in the Gulf without a backup plan? They are NOW building containment boxes? This wasn't something that they should have at least had in their arsenal of risk management possibilities? UNBELIEVABLE. Wonder what the turtles will think of this?
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