Will the Oil Spill Be Contained on Monday?


The federal official leading the Gulf oil spill cleanup said Friday a new containment cap and an additional ship collecting oil could effectively contain the spill in the next three days.

The work to replace a leaky containment cap on the well head with a tighter one will begin Saturday, National Incident Commander Thad Allen said. At the same time, a ship connecting to a different part of the leak is expected to come online Sunday.

I don't buy it. Then again, I thought Top Hat would work. Maybe this is like the Boy Who Cried Wolf, except it ends happily with a plugged leak instead of a satiated wolf.

Try to contain your excitement when you read the full story at the AP.