BP Hangs Up ‘Top Hat’

BP Hangs Up 'Top Hat'

BP had planned to stop the Deepwater Horizon oil spill by lowering a steel “top hat” containment device over the sea floor gusher. The company has now decided it can’t pull a rabbit out of that hat, and has an alternate strategy: it will heal the seabed wound by inserting a giant catheter in the well and draining the discharge of crude into a tanker.

Perhaps liability insurance won’t pay for top hats and the new procedure is covered by BP’s Blue Cross/Blue Shield policy.

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3 Responses to “BP Hangs Up ‘Top Hat’”

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