After a briefing at BP's command center in Houston, Energy Secretary Steven Chu said, "Things are looking up." He added, "I'm feeling more comfortable than I was a week ago."
Similarly, in his daily email message, LCDR J.R. Hoeft of the Unified Area Command reported today that a gamma-ray sensor provided by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has scanned the blowout preventer (BOP) and has confirmed that some of the valves did close. These valves are restricting the flow of the oil and could make it easier to stop the leak.
With this information in hand, BP is preparing to use several intervention options:
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