BP Oil Spill Live Feed Update: BP Placed New Oil Spill Cap to Stop Oil Spill
BP Oil Spill Live Feed Update: BP Placed New Oil Spill Cap to Stop Oil Spill – In an effort to permanently stop the oil spill from continuous leaking, BP placed a new 150,000 pound and 18-foot high oil spill cap.
According to BP, the new oil spill cap seen through the live cam of the BP Oil Spill live feed, will be able to capture more oil and also withstand the pressure of both leaking gas and oil. BP plans to test the cap’s susceptibility to pressure by shutting down specific valves and closely monitoring it for about 6 to 48 hours.
The new oil spill cap which was lowered last Sunday, July 11 as seen in the image above by remote control robots, replaced the old cap that was originally placed in the Top Hat solution implemented by BP last May. With this new oil spill solution, oil leak will be tremendously reduced thereby allowing BP to funnel the gushing oil into vessels stationed near the Deepwater Horizon oil rig to finally get it out of the waters. BP is also building two relief wells in order to permanently fix the oil spill problem. However, this well will not be operational until mid-August.