Glitch Sends More Oil Gushing Into Gulf

BP has to remove containment cap after robot bumps it
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 23, 2010 11:51 AM CDT
An image from the gushing well made this morning.   (AP Photo/BP PLC)

(Newser) – Another BP glitch in the Gulf has sent what appears to be significantly more oil gushing into the ocean. The company had to remove its containment cap today after a robot sub bumped into the venting system, reports NBC. BP hopes to have it back in place later today, but in the meantime, the live spillcam shows more oil on the move.

In another development, Thad Allen announced the deaths of two people hired for the oil cleanup process. Details were sketchy, but the deaths don't appear to be work-related. One of the two was a boat captain killed by a gunshot wound, said a Coast Guard spokesman.

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