Watch efforts to stop the oil spill live and submit your ideas

As millions of gallons of oil pour into the Gulf of Mexico from the BP oil leak, ideas for stopping the leak and cleaning up the aftermath are needed. Today BP began their “top kill” procedure, which will attempt to send mud and cement into the well to block the flowing oil. You can watch what’s happening through a live stream of the leak on PBS NewsHour’s YouTube channel, the Google Oil Spill crisis response page or below.

You can submit your ideas on the best way to stop and clean up the oil spill via Google Moderator by 2:00 p.m. PT on Thursday, May 27.

Posted by Meryl Stone, Product Marketing Manager, Google.org

3 thoughts on “Watch efforts to stop the oil spill live and submit your ideas”

  1. What would happen if you inserted several small tubes into the oil pipe that you could then flood with liquid nitrogen?
    One would think that a temperature of absolute zero, preferably as deep as you could get them in the pipe, would stem and then, perhaps, stop the flow.
    Sounds like a job for the US Navy…

  2. I believe inserting a lengthy solid steel pipe would be capable of corking this leak,The solid pipe would have to be designed like a lance.The circumferance being slightly smaller at the insertion point than the diameter of the leaking pipe.This design will allow for oil to continue to pass through while inserting the Cork pipe,The added pressure created should not excede the weight of the pipe,The top end of the Cork pipe should be equal to or excede the circumference of the leaking pipe by 1millimeter.This will be a soft block,as no force will be placed on the ground leak pipe.To ensure that the pipe stays in place,a safety should be be built into the insertion cork pipe.

  3. CORK PIPE
    I believe inserting a lengthy solid steel pipe would be capable of corking the leak,The solid pipe would have to be designed like a lance.The circumference being slightly smaller at the insertion point than the diameter of the leaking pipe.This design will allow for oil to continue to pass while inserting the Cork pipe,The added pressure created should not excede the weight of the pipe,The top end of the Cork pipe should be equal to or excede the circumference of the leaking pipe by 1millimeter.This will be a soft block,as no force will be placed on the ground leak pipe.To ensure that the pipe stays in place,a safety should be be built into the insertion cork pipe.(TO ENSURE THE CORK PIPE EXCEDES THE PRESSURE OF THE OIL-add the extra weight to the top of the Cork pipe.

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