Top Kill: BP’s Latest Cork On The Gulf GusherMay 26th, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey
Gulf of Mexico, May 26, (THAINDIAN NEWS) BP is once more attempting to make yet another foray into the ocean to stem the oil leak that had started with the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, and has not stopped since. After having tried a number of methods to stop the oil from flowing from the undersea gusher, the energy giant has embarked on yet another technique. At present, the oil spill has reached up to the shores of Florida, and is posing an immense danger to the marine life, beaches and the flourishing fishing industry. The most recent endeavor by BP is a method called top kill, the third after having tried Top Hat and its predecessors.
Top kill is being touted as by far the most ambitious project undertaken by BP in regard to the oil leak. It is also being hailed as possibly the most effective one. The device would be working to atop the oil flow by plugging the mouth of the gusher that keeps pouring out gallons of oil in the sea water. A tall stack of pipes, about 5 storeys high, is going to be set up, and the top kill would be pouring thick fluid into the pipes in order to stop the flow of oil permanently.
However, it would take weeks to determine how much effective top kill is in truth, warn the officials at BP. On the other hand, they are quite optimistic about the procedure, knowing that its success would go a long way to repair the image of the energy giant, not to mention stop, for once and all, the immeasurable damage that is being caused to the marine and wildlife in the affected regions.
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