Report: "Junk shot" fails to plug leak in Gulf


Videos and stills posted by Pas au-Delà appear to show spectacular events going on in the operation to cut off the flow of oily gunge in the gulf — possibly a 'junk shot,' where rubber and other materials are forced into the failed blowout preventer in an attempt to plug it.

As you can see, the junk appears not to have remained in place. More from the New York Times. BP's CEO says they'll give the strategy another 48 hours: the next plan is to cut the pipe and cap it with another pipe; and failing that, to place a second blowout preventer atop the failed one.