BP Removes Cap, Oil to Flow Freely for Days


Remember the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico? It’s been over 80 days. The disaster has been in the news less lately; folks feel desensitized, dejected. Still, nothing is fixed. In fact, Saturday around noon, BP removed the cap that was preventing oil from the leaky well from gushing into the water. For at least two days, oil will flow freely into the Gulf, according to reports. “Over the next four to seven days, depending on how things go, we should get that sealing cap on. That’s our plan,” said Kent Wells, a BP senior vice president. That’s their plan.

[Associated Press]