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Accident Causes Oil To Again Flood Heavily Into Gulf


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23 June 2010, 11:22 AM
BP forced to remove its main oil containment system

<Update: BP has replaced the containment cap on its damaged Gulf oil well, after it had been removed the day before to be inspected, according to AP.>

Oil is once more gushing almost unrestricted into the Gulf of Mexico, after an apparent undersea accident today forced BP to remove the cap which has allowed the company to capture much of the oil that has been escaping from its damaged well.

According to various media reports, a remote operated submersible bumped the cap's vent, disrupting the system set up three weeks. This is just the latest in a series of mishaps thwarting BP's attempts to close the well after an explosion ruptured the wellhead more than two months ago.

According to reports in both the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times, the removed cap is being inspected for any signs of hydrates formation, which can plug the cap. There was no estimate of when the cap might be replaced. A second oil removal system, that takes away up to 10,000 barrels a day and burns it off, is still operating. Total estimated outflow from the well is up to 60,000 barrels daily.
 

No estimate? They don't care! They don't belong in our waters. Let someone else plug the leak. Also subsidize recovered oil. Not oil uselessly burned or recovered elsewhere with the risk of more spills. Let them complain who difficult it is to recover leaking oil, they won't get funds for starting over new.

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