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    Sensor systems are being used in the Gulf of Mexico to track leaking oil

Sensor systems continue to monitor MC252 leak

May 06 2010 Read 761 Times

The leak from the MC252 oil well in the Gulf of Mexico continues to be monitored using sensor systems on remotely operated vehicles.

BP, which owns a 65 per cent stake in the operation of the well, is using the sensor systems to keep track of the two remaining leaks.

However, one valve that was allowing a broken drill pipe to leak has now been closed, shutting off the escaping oil on that part of the site.

A 100-ton containment dome is now being shipped to the area and aims to limit any further leakage.

BP adds that a relief well, which was started on Sunday, May 2nd, is now being dug but could take up to three months to reach completion.

"Work continues to collect and disperse oil that has reached the surface of the sea and to protect the shoreline," BP adds, with some of the oil being burnt off and dispersants dropped from above.ADNFCR-3195-ID-19763029-ADNFCR

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