Update: BP just confirmed to us that the pipe in the 2nd video showing the main leak is 20" in diameter (almost 2 feet). (Specifically, the outer is 21"; the inner is 20".)
More footage was released today from the Deepwater Disaster, providing an indication of the powerful streams of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico.
This video shows the failed attempt over the weekend to lower a 100-ton, 4-story "cofferdam" dome over the top of the main leak. As the dome is lowered onto the leak, you can see the oil gushing out on the sides, offering a better sense of the volume of oil pumping into the Gulf of Mexico:
And in case you missed it, here's the other video released today from the pipe source 5,000 feet down on the ocean floor:
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