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Saturday, July 10, 2010

New Cap Hoped To Contain Gulf Oil Leak Soon : NPR

New Cap Hoped To Contain Gulf Oil Leak Soon : NPR: "Undersea robots manipulated by engineers a mile above were expected to begin work Saturday removing the containment cap over the gushing well head in the Gulf of Mexico to replace it with a tighter-fitting cap that could funnel all the oil to tankers at the surface. More...

If all goes according to plan, the tandem of the tighter cap and the tankers could keep all the oil from polluting the fragile Gulf in the next few days.

But it would be only a temporary solution to the catastrophe unleashed by a drilling rig explosion nearly 12 weeks ago. It won't plug the busted well and it remains uncertain that it will succeed."

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