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BP siphoning oil from spill

POSTED: Monday, May 17, 2010 - 6:58pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:53am

A mile-long tube has been collecting more than one-fifth of the oil that's spewing into the ocean from a blown-out well.

The tube works by siphoning oil from the busted pipe to a tanker on the ocean's surface, where it can be properly disposed.

BP says they hope to collect more oil as they ramp up the efforts, but they won't be able to get all of it.

 

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