NASA MODIS satellite image, taken May 23, 2010, of the Gulf of Mexico shows the extent of the oil released from the Deepwater Horizon spill.REUTERS/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/
Top Kill the apparatus that was supposed to cap the underwater oil spill failed over the weekend and now bp hopes to try to contain the spill with a different ‘top hat’ apparatus that will go over the spill and suck the oil to ships on the surface. The only promising effort to stop the oil spill will be from a relief well which bp is drilling two now but will be weeks perhaps months before they are able to drill to the location where they can kill the well from the bottom. Until then oil will continue to gush out and further coastal areas will become more contaminated from more oil washing into the marshes.
In this May 9, 2010, file photo oil-stained cattle egrets walk the deck of the supply vessel Joe Griffin at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oilspill in the Gulf of Mexico, off the Louisiana coast. In yet another failed attempt, this time called ‘Top Kill’, a high-tech nation threw brute mass, old tools and golf balls at the oil gushing from the ocean floor, like blast from past.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert,