Disasters

Workers Eye 5 Solutions to Oil Leak

Workers are currently developing five potential solutions to deal with the catastrophic oil spill off the Gulf Coast: The first would inject dispersants into the sea floor to break up the oil; the second will attempt to close the blowout preventer that failed; a third would drop steel boxes on the slick to try to redirect the oil into pipes on a ship; the fourth is trying to install new pressure-control equipment on the well; and the fifth is the drilling of two relief wells. Despite all this, The Huffington Post says even the best-case scenario has the well leaking for at least another week. Meanwhile, BP's chief executive said this morning that the oil giant will "absolutely be paying for the cleanup operation" and it's "BP's responsibility to deal with this."