Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Step 1: Come Up With a Better Name for Plan

If this fails, BP is going to try using golf balls and scraps of rubber tires to clog the leak (I'm totally serious).

From USA Today:

BP starts 'top kill' plan

British energy giant BP said in a news release Wednesday that the "top kill" maneuver to try to stop the gushing oil from a rig in the Gulf has started, but the move has never been tried before, and company officials say it could be a couple of days before they know whether it is working.

Engineers will try to pump enough mud into the gusher to overcome the flow of the well and plan to follow up the mud with cement they hope will permanently seal the well.

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