Oils spill stopped by a new cap
The results will be known within 48 hours, so that the new cap can be changed if it is not suitable for the job that it needs to do. The solution is still temporary, but it will prevent more oil from spilling in the Gulf waters. The installation of the cap is good news for the Gulf residents that have been waiting three months for BP to clean up the mess. Billy Nungesser, president of Louisiana’s oil-stained Plaquemines Parish, said that we can be expecting to see oil out in the water for the next two years and that a massive cleanup needs to be done although the oil spill has stopped.
The cap will be tested starting from Tuesday to see if it can face pressure from oil and gas. The tests will last from 6 to 48 hours and will be monitored by closing three separate valves that fit together and are stopping the oil from entering the Gulf. BP said that it is probable that no oil will go out into the ocean during the tests, but is not sure if the system is successful on the long run. They will be monitoring pressure indicators, and say that contrary to the general opinion, high pressure is good because it means that the leaks have been sealed.11