The public knows about the April 20th explosion of the BP Deepwater Horizon rig. The public knows about the 11 crew members that were killed in the explosion. The public has a general idea of the devastation the disaster is having on the environment and the livelihoods of people from Texas to Florida. And the public knows that the executives of the companies involved in the disaster don’t want to take responsibility for the disaster.
What the public may not be as aware of is that each one of the solutions to capping the oil spill (from the 100 ton containment box and the much smaller containment box to the chemicals being used under water to break up the oil and the recent effort to put a six-inch pipe in the twenty one-inch well column) are all experimental.
They’ve never been done before and each one so far has failed.
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