Cleaning up the BP spill

While the technology required to drill an oil well in deep water can be mind-boggling, cleaning up spilled oil requires mostly tedious labor. Here are some of the methods that were used.

While the technology required to drill — and cap — an oil well in deep water can be mind-boggling, cleaning up the spill required mostly tedious manual labor.
Sources: Staff reports, U.S. Coast Guard, BP. Bonnie Berkowitz and Alberto Cuadra - The Washington Post. Published on November 15, 2012, 11:17 a.m.
 
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