Will giant funnel stop the oil spill?
May 7, 2010 |
To stop the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, BP intends to lower a house-sized funnel over the leaks, using remote-controlled subs, and pump the oil into a tanker.
If this makes it sound easy, then think again. Simon Boxall from the National Oceanography Centre says that extracting oil from almost a mile down is totally untried, and the leak ‘is as easy to get to as if it were on the Moon’.
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