BP Begins to Siphon Oil From Deepwater Horizon Leak Site

Monday, May 17, 2010

Yesterday, a rare piece of positive news came from the BP camp when they announced that engineers were successful in their attempt to siphon off some of the millions of gallons of crude oil still leaking from the Deepwater Horizon well site in the Gulf of Mexico. But, even as they admit that the procedure of threading a four inch diameter tube through the broken pipe is successfully pulling out some of the oil, this isn’t a complete solution to the region's environmental catastrophe

Dave Cohen, News director for WWL Radio in New Orleans, says that this rare piece of good news is still only the beginning of a long process of capping off the flow of oil into the Gulf's waters.


Dave Cohen

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Hsi-Chang Lin

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