Associated Press | BP’s chief executive says that a containment
dome designed to cover the Gulf oil leak will be on the seabed
Thursday, and will be hooked up to a drill ship over the weekend.
CEO Tony Hayward told reporters Tuesday that if all goes according to
plan, the principal leak could be contained by early next week. But he
stressed that this procedure has never been done before at a depth of
5,000 feet, saying “there’s no guarantees.”
The plan is to cover the leak in the structure known as a cofferdam, and funnel the oil to the surface.
Hayward also said that chemical dispersants being used on the oil have “significantly” reduced the amount of oil coming to the surface.