One of three oil leaks in Gulf of Mexico plugged

The oil company BP has said that one of three leaks from a ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico have been sealed off, in an attempt to stop the oil from the destroyed Deepwater Horizon rig from contaminating the sea further.

Although 800,000 litres of oil a day are still pouring into the sea, officials say it will be easier to combat the spill with only two leaks.

“As we speak today we now only have two leak sources but I would stress the amount of oil being leaked is still the same,” commented BP chief operating officer Doug Suttles.

Meanwhile, remote-controlled submarines will be used tomorrow to try to place a large iron dome over the other two leaks, according to BP spokesman John Curry.

The Deepwater Horizon exploded on April 20, killing eleven workers; the cause of the disaster is not known.

Formae Mentis related news:

BP has said it will pay the cleanup costs – May 3,2010
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– April 30, 2010
Oil spill in Gulf of Mexico leaking 42000 gallons daily
– April 27, 2010
Oil rig in Gulf of Mexico sinks after explosion – April 23, 2010
Obama lifts ban on oil drilling offshore – April 2, 2010
Giant oilfield in the Gulf of Mexico, announced by BP – September 6, 2009


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