Dome Lowered In The Sea To Cap The Oil Spill

May 8th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work  

May 8, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): To manage the oil spill from getting closer to the coastal zones, employees on Friday lowered an enormous dome into the position over the oil leak that is streaming from a sunken rig deep in the Gulf of Mexico.

Brandon Blackwell, the US coast guard petty officer, has articulated about this operation that it is being described as the best measure to control the biggest American ecological adversity since the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska. He mentioned that the dome is in water right now and is traveling at a rate of about 500 feet per hour.

Once the dome reaches the ocean floor, it will have to be watchfully fitted into place by remote-controlled submarines in order to cap oil streaming from the Deepwater Horizon.

British Petroleum (BP) representatives, who leased the rig from Transocean, proclaimed that they desire to have the dome operational by Monday. The company has been battling to control a projected 200,000 gallons of crude oil from emitting into the sea everyday. This is posing a menace to the ecologically susceptible Gulf Coast. In keeping with the reports, almost three million gallons of crude oil have disgorged into the sea since the burning platform sank on April 22, two days subsequent to the initial detonation.

Residents of Texas are restlessly waiting for the conclusion of the hazardous operation as its defeat would lead to the pouring of crude oil for another three months until employees are likely to conclude drilling a relief well.

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