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Jun. 3 2010 - 10:20 pm | 303 views | 0 recommendations | 0 comments

Top hat in place – but will it contain BP’s oil?

Cap (right) meets riser (left)











The picture above, taken at about 9:30 PM (EDT), shows BP’s latest attempt to contain oil spewing from a “wild” well, as the procedure nears a critical point: placing the containment cap (aka Top Hat) over the much larger riser. The white fluid spewing from the cap is an antifreeze mixture to make sure the oil flows up a pipe to the surface. The dark liquid on the left is oil.

You can watch all 12 BP live feed video cams here.


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