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Watch: Video of Failed Containment Dome Over Oil Leak


Here's new video of BP's failed efforts to contain the oil leak via placement of a dome last weekend. It's brief, but shows the oil still gushing from the dome once it was lowered. To give you an idea of the amount of oil, that's a four-story chamber that weighs close to 100-tons.

BP said today that the cost of the response to the disaster so far has reached $450 million.


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  1. And BP can well afford to pick up the tab. Disgusting.

    Posted by: TANK | May 13, 2010 7:23:20 PM

  2. The response has cost $450 million? Really? Sounds like they're good at wasting money.

    I guess flying CEOs to Capitol Hill to lie really adds up, because they've managed to do little else.

    Posted by: Paul R | May 13, 2010 7:23:31 PM

  3. don't fret, folk. bp will be sure to pass off any cost on their customer!

    Posted by: timtim | May 13, 2010 8:08:58 PM

  4. At this point the damage is beyond repair.

    Posted by: Rafael | May 13, 2010 8:09:25 PM

  5. We're screwed.

    Posted by: sparks | May 13, 2010 8:17:19 PM

  6. 450 million with an m? M as in miniscule compared to last year's profits at BP. M as in microscopic compared the financial impact on the region.

    Posted by: K1rk | May 13, 2010 8:25:23 PM

  7. Why is BP waiting until the end of next week to place the new smaller dome? It was supposed to be installed today. A week is a long time to let the oil gush into the ocean. And won't that mark the one-month anniversary of the leak?

    Posted by: DireFates | May 14, 2010 2:19:54 AM

  8. i'm not sure bp is completely blameworthy in this whole debacle. and yes, the cost will surely be passed on to the consumer—which i also don't necessarily have a problem with. everyone is in "shock and awe" over "horrible BP", yet as a society we continue to consumer gas and oil at unprecedented rates without really accounting for the environment impact and consequences of that use - including eventual accidents such as the BP one. anyway - just making a bigger picture comment, i guess.

    Posted by: abcdefg | May 14, 2010 7:31:03 AM

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