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May 7, 2010 1:21 PM by Melissa Canone

Robot Submarines Aligning Containment Box

ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - Officials are saying the
containment box that could divert much of the oil leaking in the
Gulf of Mexico is suspended above the spewing crude and robot
submarines are trying to align it correctly.
BP PLC spokesman Bill Salvin said Friday the device was in the
process of being positioned over the main leak. He says there are
four to five underwater robots that are being used to help position
it.
Salvin says there is no precise time for when it will be put on
the seafloor.
Coast Guard Capt. Ron LaBrec says box is suspended above the
leak site.
It's a first-of-its-kind attempt to stop most of the gushing
crude fouling the Gulf of Mexico. If the box is positioned over the
leak, crews still need to connect a pipe to siphon the oil to a
boat.

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