13 Jul 2010 @ 3:05 PM 

BP PLC (or just BP [formerly known as "The British Petroleum Company"]) has attempted for the first time to capture the oil leaking out from the Macondo well into the Gulf of Mexico. On Monday the company had stated that it had successfully installed a new cap using a much tighter seal, and will be testing it for the next 48 hours to check its integrity. If successful, BP could start to suck up all the oil via ships waiting at the surface.

The whiter parts of the image are greater concentrations of oil.
(the oil smooths out the water surface, reflecting the sunlight)

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Posted By: James
Last Edit: 11 Jan 2013 @ 07:00 AM

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