Gulf of Mexico: oil leakage is planned to be stopped this week

BP tries to save nature

In brief: The struggle against oil leakage, however, does not come to an end at this stage.

Specialists of British Petroleum have just started pumping up oil from the Gulf of Mexico. Their engineers have before succeeded in setting the pipeline of 15 cm in diameter and 1.5 km long and joining it with the emergency equipment. Now oil is being pumped up to the tankers.

The struggle against oil leakage, however, does not come to an end at this stage because of another point of oil leaking. It is much smaller than the basic one but oil also comes to the ocean through it. In order to minimize negative consequences to the environment, specialists of BP use chemicals on the bottom of the Gulf. These chemicals are to dissolve oil in water space and thus the concentration of oil will not be so dangerous. The head of BP Corporation Tony Hayward has said that oil leakage in the Gulf of Mexico may be really stopped this week.

Maria Velikanova
2010-05-17 08:03, Society.

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