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May 13th, 2010
02:43 PM ET
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Mike S

    British Petroleum, note the first word "British". This country has a long history on not being able to engineer anything very well. Just look at the Jaguar or the Spitfire. Neither can run longer than a few hours before breaking down. We let these people endanger our wildlife with their inferior technology and then we get upset when it happens. Maybe we should have known better.

    May 13, 2010 at 3:09 pm |
  2. D. Donovan

    What a travesty and an embarrasement to watch. Tires and golf balls to fix the problem? What about a rigid wand to inject expanding foam ,hydraulic cement, or similar material deep into the fractured pipe. What about an inflatable bladder inserted into the pipe long at least long enough to get a gate valve or something over the pipe. Send Larry, Moe , and Curly from BP, Transocean, and Halliburton respectively down in a manned submersible to repair the leaks. This sort or drilling demands redundancy, redundancy, and more redundancy in the systems involved. What's next, chewing gum?

    May 13, 2010 at 3:07 pm |
  3. neil

    It is unprecedented so of course they are making it up as they go along. Is anyone surprised? Anyone think there's a masterplan?

    May 13, 2010 at 2:58 pm |