BP Update | Video Grab Shows Riser Pipe Cut

Oil flowing from severed riser pipe, June 3

After some setbacks, BP has successfully severed a riser pipe, preparing the way to lower a containment dome over the well in the Gulf of Mexico, that should, according to BP’s plan, capture a large quantity of the oil that has been gushing out of control since April 20th.  Operators are now (11:15 CDT) using a circular saw to smooth the edges of the pipe to ensure a tighter fit for the dome.

We hope to have the video feed of the operation up soon.

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