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[AP] Crews Prepare to Deploy Oil Dome, but Will It Work?

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NEW ORLEANS -- The best short-term solution to bottling up a disastrous oil spill threatening sealife and livelihoods along the Gulf Coast should be arriving on Wednesday in the form of a specially built giant concrete-and-steel box designed to siphon the oil away.

Crews for contractor Wild Well Control were putting the finishing touches Tuesday on the 100-ton containment dome. A barge at about midday would haul the contraption to the spot 50 miles offshore where a mile-deep gusher from a blown-out undersea well has been spewing at least 210,000 gallons of crude a day into the Gulf for two weeks. BP spokesman John Curry said it would be deployed on the seabed by Thursday.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/05/05...tain-gulf-oil/
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This is the best they could come up with?

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lets hope it works
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It's ok when it doesn't work, they'll make a movie where it does work and it'll gross 5 times the money lost on this screw up. Enough cognitive dissonance can make anything ok.
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I didn't know it was a BP oil rig. Friendly fire ftw!

In all seriousness i hope this works.
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In their worst-case scenario, BP executives told members of a congressional committee that up to 2.5 million gallons a day could spill if the leaks worsened, though it would be more like 1.7 million gallons
Oh whew. I was starting to get worried. That makes me feel much better now. /sarcasm
    
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Im just surprised they didnt jack oil prices up like crazy because somehow this magically affected oil prices world wide.
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Damn the torpedoes, launch the dome!


lol


wait...where have I heard of this type of scheme before...Oh yeah, Chernobyl. Hey, it worked there, I don't see why it wouldn't here.
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post #9 of 74
So if it doesn't work they will have made it nearly impossible to get to the well. Nice.
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post #10 of 74
It's like putting a snoopy bandage on a chainsaw wound.
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