July 11th, 2010
03:17 PM ET

BP works to replace cap over ruptured well

As oil again again flows freely, crews are working around the clock to replace a containment cap on the ruptured underwater well in the Gulf of Mexico, BP said Saturday.

The company hopes to install a better-fitting one in the coming days, BP senior Vice President Kent Wells said.

"We're on plan," he said hours after the old cap was removed.

Live video showed robots in the process of removing six bolts from the apparatus so that the new cap can be positioned. The bolts may all be removed by Sunday.

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  1. BreakingNewsBlog.us

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    I've proposed to change the failed containment cap with a bigger version over FIVE WEEKS AGO here:
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    ghostnasa.com/posts2/070oilspillsolution.html
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    and several times on the Deepwater Horizon Facebook page and dozens blogs!
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    WHY have they lost FIVE WEEKS to make a new cap???
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    and, most important, WHY hasn't BP used its Genesis GXP 2500 giant idraulic shears to stop the oil spill in the EARLY DAYS of May?????????????????????????????????
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    July 11, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • qwerasdf

      @BreakingNews

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      you are a complete joke. Get an education first.

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      For the record I'm not defending BP. I just think BreakingNews is an idiot. So does everyone else.

      July 12, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |