Scientists huddled Tuesday to analyze data from the ocean floor as they weigh whether a leaking well cap is a sign BP's broken oil well is buckling.
Oil and gas started seeping into the Gulf of Mexico again Sunday night, but this time more slowly, and scientists aren't sure whether the leaks mean the cap that stopped the flow last week is making things worse.
The government's point man on the disaster, retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, will decide again later Tuesday whether to continue the test of the experimental cap — meaning the oil would stay blocked in.
He said Monday the amount of oil leaking was so far inconsequential. But ever since the flow of oil was closed off Thursday, engineers have been glued to underwater cameras and pressure and seismic readings, trying to determine whether the cap is displacing pressure and causing leaks underground, which could make the sea bed unstable and cause th
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Answer by itsmesteph11 at 1:55 PM on Jul. 20, 2010
its, BP is not doing anything OK. Nobody is doing anything OBVIOUSLY!!!! This is sad and sick at the same time. It is sad because animals are dieing! Our land is being destroyed more and more everyday! That is the sad part. The sick part is this is the remains of dead animals!!!! It is covering out living animals, it is covering our living earth! Out water! The life of everything! Can't we work together and try and do something? Come on people this is going to effect the world FOREVER!!!!!!
Answer by delilahsmom1177 at 2:46 PM on Jul. 20, 2010