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BP ships second containment dome to Gulf spill site

Tue, 05/11/2010 - 2:31pm
Reuters

PORT FOURCHON, Louisiana (Reuters) - BP Plc said on Tuesday it has finished building a smaller dome designed to trap oil spewing from the floor of the Gulf of Mexico and plans to try placing it over the relentless leak on Thursday.

The so-called "top hat" dome was taken out to sea by ship from Port Fourchon in southeastern Louisiana, where it was made, and will be lowered to near the leak site later on Tuesday, BP spokesman Bill Salvin told Reuters.

Robotic submarines will then make preparations before the containment structure is put into place, he said.

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