Oil Spill Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better, New Cap to Be Installed

By: AP
By: AP

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Workers at the BP oil spill site in the Gulf
of Mexico will begin a complicated operation this weekend that they
hope will let them contain most of the oil gushing from the
seafloor.

But for possibly a couple of days, oil will flow unimpeded into
the sea.

National Incident Commander Thad Allen said Friday that undersea
robots will begin removing a cap mounted over the jagged remnants
of the well head Saturday.

They plan to put a new containment cap that will form a better
seal. Then, up to four ships will begin collecting the oil and gas.

The time from beginning the removal of the old cap to attaching
the new cap will take about three to four days.

But for possibly a couple of days, oil will flow unimpeded into
the sea.

National Incident Commander Thad Allen said Friday that undersea
robots will begin removing a cap mounted over the jagged remnants
of the well head Saturday.

They plan to put a new containment cap that will form a better
seal. Then, up to four ships will begin collecting the oil and gas.

The time from beginning the removal of the old cap to attaching
the new cap will take about three to four days.


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