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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-10-10 08:09 AM
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14. It was pointed out here on DU yesterday
by a DU'er with considerable experience within the oil industry that the hitherto unknown magnitude of the blowout was such that the BOP couldn't have coped with it anyway - it was totally beyond its capabilities. Denis Kucinich in a UK news tv interview said as much himself with regard it being a previously unknown event which could not have been foreseen.

Yes the intention is to plug the hole but that may leave the residual problem of escapage around the outside of the pipe which is though to be happening at an unknown depth.
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