BP Pipe Siphons Some Oil, Dislodges

Engineers trying to get pipe to work again
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 16, 2010 12:40 PM CDT
Veterinarian Erica Miller cleans a Brown Pelican Saturday, May 15, 2010 at the Fort Jackson Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at Buras, La. The bird was rescued after being exposed in an oil spill in...   (Charlie Riedel)
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(Newser) – BP says engineers trying to stop an oil leak deep beneath the Gulf of Mexico used a mile-long tube to funnel some oil to the surface, but that it became dislodged. In a news release, BP says it halted the process early today, but that some of the oil and gas mixture coming from the broken well made it to a tanker at the surface. BP says engineers are trying to get the tube to work again.

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