BP Plc is trying to install a valve to stanch one of three leaks in an undersea Gulf of Mexico well as it works on longer-term solutions, including installing a dome to capture the flow and drilling a relief well to plug it.
Published on Wednesday, 05 May 2010 11:14
An oily sheen from the leak reached the Louisiana shore today in the area of the Chandeleur Islands, a group of barrier islands about 70 miles east of New Orleans, said Matthew Schofield, spokesman for the U.S. Coast Guard. The sheen was confirmed at 4 a.m. local time, he said.
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