Team Attempts to Put Giant Box Over Leaking Oil Well

Ravi Somaiya · 05/07/10 09:53AM

BP's latest wheeze is to place a "100-tonne concrete-and-steel box" over the leaking oil well. Which seems ludicrously, childishly, simple as an idea, but is apparently not. "We haven't done this before," said BP spokesman David Nicholas, according to the Guardian. "It's very complex and we can't guarantee it [will work]."