GULF OF MEXICO (WLBT) - Out in the Gulf of Mexico Thursday, BP has settled on its next attempt to cut down on the oil spill and control the massive slick that is getting bigger and pushing closer to the coast.
Undersea robots will try to thread a small tube into the jagged pipe that's leaking on the sea floor. The tube, which will suck crude to a ship on the surface, will be surrounded by a stopper to keep oil from leaking into the water.
But BP is not sure how much of the roughly 210,000 gallons leaking daily will be captured by the improvised device.
If that method doesn't work, engineers can still attempt to use a "top hat" box currently on the sea floor to cover the leak and siphon the oil to the surface.
Meanwhile, the blame game on who was responsible for this coastal crisis continues, but BP's CEO is taking some responsibility.
"We are taking full responsibility for eliminating the leak and cleaning up the oil on the surface, and if and when it reaches the shoreline," said BP CEO Tony Hayward.
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