BP: 2nd Oil Capture System Ready by Mid-June
Two systems together could contain 'almost' all the oil
By Caroline Miller,  Newser Staff
Suggested by Disillusioned
Posted Jun 7, 2010 8:01 AM CDT
A small oil-covered fish lies on the water's surface at Bay Long off the coast of Louisiana Sunday, June 6, 2010. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill continued to move inland along several gulf states.   (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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(Newser) – BP has still another oil containment system up its sleeve, and expects it to be ready to deploy by mid-June, Reuters reports. Along with the containment cap that's now capturing as much as 10,500 barrels a day, it could allow BP to capture "almost" all the leaking oil, the company said today. The new system is a manifold that was developed for the earlier unsuccessful "top kill" attempt to close the gusher. The estimated daily flow is between 12,000 and 19,000 barrels of oil.