This Isn’t Working Out, BP
After numerous attempts to stop the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, BP will be trying a new strategy this week.
We don’t mean to be rude, BP, but need we remind you that time is of the essence when it comes to the mess you created in the Gulf of Mexico? The government has estimated that this spill has leaked between 19.7 million and 43 million gallons of oil, and is already considered the nation’s worst oil spill ever.
And it’s still leaking.
All previous attempts to stop the leak have been unsuccessful, so BP is implementing a new strategy this week. According to the Associated Press, “This one is a cut-and-cap process to put a lid on the leaking wellhead so oil can be siphoned to the surface.”
However, this is a risky trial-and-error operation, and the odds of it working on the first several tries are slim. Scientists say the process will take weeks, but that it will eventually work.
BP better hope it does because hurricane season starts tomorrow, and the oil spill is right in the line of fire. All relief efforts will have to stop if a storm rolls in, adding even more time to stopping the spill.
It’s an understatement to say that BP needs to act fast. (AOL News)