The latest BP oil spill update brings hope from the company. BP hopes to know the results of their latest effort at stemming the flow of oil from the broken well head in the Gulf of Mexico by the end of the week.
The â€˜top killâ€™ effort failed, which didnâ€™t actually surprise the company since it was a long shot.
The newest plan is to slice off part of the riser and install a new containment valve. This move is risky because there is a bend in the riser that is likely restricting the oil flow right now. If they cannot get the valve on, then things will likely get much worse.
Barack Obama is enraged and heartbroken at the latest news about the top kill failure. He pledged that the US will not stop until the Gulf Coast shores and waters are completely cleaned up.
The Louisiana National Guard has completed a barrier wall that will protect the shoreline of Port Fourchon. The wall is 2.5 miles long, which is expected to protect the Bay Champagne from the oil slick.
There is some hope in the containment effort for the BP oil spill. At least those who are working on containment are able to see visible results of their hard work. Unfortunately, the Gulf Coast seafood industry has likely been damaged for years to come. I wonder what the future of seafood will be for the area?
There is little good news in the situation. We can only sit and wait and hope that the latest effort is successful. Thank goodness there are so many hard working individuals who are working on containing the mess.
Copyright: Kate James May 30, 2010