Deepwater Horizon rig fire
Barack Obama and BP warn of risks in oil spill 'open heart surgery'
BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig. After the failure of the 'top kill' repair of the oil leak, BP have admitted that the last-ditch attempt to cut into the pipe is extremely risky
Under immense pressure to plug its catastrophic American oil leak, BP is preparing for a hazardous last-ditch salvage operation that risks making the gush of crude into the Gulf of Mexico even heavier if its robotic submarines fail in an inch-perfect exercise to cut through a broken pipe a mile beneath the ocean's surface.
Fonte: The Guardian UK/Via TwitterPhotograph: Gerald Herbert/AP