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Will the oil spill be stopped in 3 days?

NEW ORLEANS – The federal official leading the Gulf oil spill cleanup said Friday a new containment cap and an additional ship collecting oil could effectively contain the spill in the next three days.

The work to replace a leaky containment cap on the well head with a tighter one will begin Saturday, National Incident Commander Thad Allen said Friday. At the same time, a ship connecting to a different part of the leak is expected to come online Sunday.

Oil will flow unimpeded into the Gulf during the cap switch for at least part of the weekend.

If all goes according to plan, the combination of the cap and the new vessel could collect all the leaking oil by Monday. Work continues on what officials hope will be the ultimate solution: a pair of relief wells intercepting the leaking well far below the seafloor.


Asked by sweet-a-kins at 1:14 PM on Jul. 9, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (8)
  • It's worth a prayer.

    Answer by lovinangels at 3:30 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • Well it would be nice, but they've been saying this about all of their "solutions". Hopefully this time they're right.

    Answer by nicolemstacy at 2:40 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • right, i dont think so, but hope so

    Answer by DeeMarie87 at 1:16 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • i hope so...

    Answer by MTM at 1:24 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 1:14 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • What, are we betting? I don't know but i sure hope so.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 2:33 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • It sure is, lovin! Hope that it goes as planned and everything works!

    Answer by 29again at 3:33 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • It sure WOULD be nice...but I'll believe it when I see it!!

    Answer by LoriKeet at 3:36 PM on Jul. 9, 2010