This morning will mark BP’s umpteenth attempt at containing the ecological disaster they created months ago. And because they’re out of new ideas, they’re just trading in their kinda-working sealing cap for a (hopefully) better one.
While the cap is going on at some point today, it’ll be another 48 hours or so until we actually know if it’s working. During that time, BP will conduct pressure tests to determine how much oil the cap is collecting. If successful, it could contain up to 80,000 barrels a day, compared to the current system’s 25,000. If not, it’s back to the drawing board. Although at this point, we’re even running out of ideas to recycle. [WSJ]