Back to this situation, one would think they'd have some type of cement/epoxy glue- like compound made just for this type of occurrence sitting on a shelf somewhere or in a "break glass in emergency" box to pipe down to the hole, forcing a smaller diameter tube into the bigger hole and force the cement to fill the hole around it.
They tried a similar thing yesterday but they were talking about plugging it with golf balls and other kinds of garbage which also didn't work yesterday along with the Cement Box Idea which failed due to ice formation as the box was lowered 5000 feet down on the ocean floor.
You WOULD THINK THEY WOULD have something like that already made just for this reason waiting to be used.
Well they will have it for the next time I'm certain if there is a next time with this lunatic fringe in Washington right now.
And now this news comes today they've located oil plumes, one of them apparently up to 10 miles long.
NEW YORK - Scientists are finding enormous oil plumes in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, including one as large as 10 miles long, 3 miles wide and 300 feet thick. The discovery is fresh evidence that the leak from the broken undersea well could be substantially worse than estimates that the government and BP have given.“There’s a shocking amount of oil in the deep water, relative to what you see in the surface water,” said Samantha Joye, a researcher at the University of Georgia who is involved in one of the first scientific missions to gather details about what is happening in the gulf. “There’s a tremendous amount of oil in multiple layers, three or four or five layers deep in the water column.” more at the New York Times via MSNBC..