Top Kill has failed according to BP

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    I knew that the worstless top kill wouldn't work, but what do you think about the chances of this other thing they are going to try in a few days working?
     
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    BP said the complex "top kill" maneuver to plug its Gulf of Mexico oil well had failed, ending hopes for a quick end to the largest oil spill in U.S. history that is now in its 40th day.

    FACTBOX-Developments in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill | Reuters

    Recently a scientist was showing the growth of the oil spill and stressing that the gulf is not that big a place considering how fast the oil spill is growing. Are we looking at the gulf becoming a dead sea with unimaginable economic and ecological loss? BP and the administration have both grossly under estimated the disaster and have overestimated BP's capability to solve the problem. I think it's time the government muster all resources regardless of cost to solve this problem. If we are going to lose this battle, let go down fighting.
     
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    What do you expect the government will do?
     
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    Someone needs to do something. And they cannot wait another 40 days.
     
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    what should the government do?

    send everyone down with straws?

    i think the expertise is with the oil companies unfortunately... and they're flying by the seat of their pants.

    perhaps where the government comes in is in trying to keep the oil away from shore.
     
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    Yes, BP needs to do something.
     
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    something? what something?

    this is why so many of us were opposed to drilling in the first place.

    you don't do things that you can't fix.
     
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    Exactly. They need manpower on the shore and BP underwater.
     
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    Damn! This is disappointing

    I don't know what the government can do, this has never been done before and they have to work it out as they go along. I'd like to see it taken from BP and have a conglomerate of oil companies working to solve the problem.

    The oil companies are all part of this and their ultimate ability to dig similar wells in the future depends on how well we can stop this thing. it is no longer a BP problem, all the oil companies have a lot to lose here
     
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