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Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup: An Apollo 13 Mission

containment dome  deepwater horizon  spill response  containment chamber 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 6, 2010

Trying to stop the oil leaks in the Gulf is similar to the Apollo 13 mission, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen told the Houston Chronicle yesterday. Allen said the well site, which is 5,000 feet beneath the water's surface, makes the response effort exceedingly complex and too deep for human access except with ROVs

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