sink plugsPlug it up? If only it were so simple …They’ve tried underwater robots, a containment dome, a riser tube (which has been siphoning up at least a bit of the gushing flow), and relief wells (still being drilled, a process that will take months).  They’re now attempting a top kill.  They might still try a junk shot and top hat, and — what the hell — even nukes. [UPDATE, 30 May 2010: Top kill tanked. Next up: lower marine riser package (LMRP) cap.]

So far, total fail.

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