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Welcome to the BP Junk Shot Diary #17. This diary is a submersible (ROV) for the Top Kill/Junk Shot Liveblog Mothership: 29 May, 2010 - Day Four.

Here we can follow BP's latest efforts to continue work on the Top Kill and/or Junk Shot.

Please do not Rec this diary, please Rec the Mothership diary so that we keep this solidly on the Rec List today.

Come here to comment, ask questions, share information, cry on each other's shoulders, rant, whatever you need - come on in.

Please do not post images or videos.  This will help those with slower connections to stay with us.  Please post links only.

For a description of the mothership/ROV liveblogging process, check out this thread.

It bears repeating - Please DO NOT Rec this diary, Rec the Mothership here.

The video feeds we are watching:

BP Video Feed
CNN Video Streams - Note: multi-view is sometimes unavailable.
PBS
BP videos - This link takes you to BP's home page, which contains a section called "Latest Video Updates from BP".
WKRG - Mobile/Pensacola - Appears WKRG only has a still shot right now.
Oceaneering Video Portal

Courtesy of whitis here are two additional video links:
Primary feed.
Secondary feed.

From profgoose here is a list of links from The Oil Drum links on Newer Developments, etc.

Again, to keep bandwidth down please do not post images or videos.

Previous children diaries:
BP LiveBlog - Diary 16 - politik
BP LiveBlog - Diary 15 - RhymesWithUrple
BP LiveBlog - Diary 14 - johnsonwax
BP LiveBlog - Diary 13 - Middleagedhousewife
BP LiveBlog - Diary 12 - nika7k
BP LiveBlog - Diary 11 - Overseas
BP LiveBlog - Diary 10 - conchita
BP LiveBlog - Diary 9 - khowell
BP LiveBlog - Diary 8 - Garrett
Top Kill LiveBlog - Diary 7 - miep
Top Kill LiveBlog - Diary 6 - Alkalinesky
Top Kill LiveBlog - Diary 5 - Liveblog
Top Kill LiveBlog - Diary 4 - Garrett
Top Kill LiveBlog - Diary 3 - sc kitty
Top Kill LiveBlog - Diary 2 - conchita
Top Kill LiveBlog - Diary 1 - khowell
Top Kill has begun! - Tomtech

Updates:
-BP COO Doug Suttles says that top kill has failed and they will abandon this approach.

-Their next attempt will be to cut and remove the riser from the LMRP, installing a cap connected to the relief rig, and capture most of the escaping oil. Should take approx. 4 days but could take longer. BP is confident it will work but can't guarantee it.

Originally posted to El Blogo de Weatherdudeo on Sat May 29, 2010 at 02:51 PM PDT.

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