Charlie can fix the oil spill!
Description: If BP can't fix it, Charlie can! Charlie demonstrates a simple, quick and certain method for stopping the oil flow from the well-head. As Charlie points out, all that is required is a steel plate, a wrench and an underwater robot. The robot with a wrench attachment will loosen the bolts fastening the riser pipe flange to the blow-out protector flange. The bolts will be loosened just enough, and a couple removed, to allow space for a single steel plate to be inserted between the flanges by another robotic maneuver. Then the remaining bolts will be re-tightened to hold the plate firmly and to prevent any further oil leakage. Charlie demonstrates this simple solution using similar flanges and a plate to shut down the flow, and challenges BP to do the same.
Pleigh Uploaded 06/16/2010